Top judge denies summoning PM Abbasi in pilots' fake degrees case

Usman Arshad 11:44 AM | 12 May, 2018
Top judge denies summoning PM Abbasi in pilots' fake degrees case
KARACHI - The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar, denied media reports that court had summoned Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in a suo motu case pertaining to pilots fake degrees.

The top judge arrived at the Karachi registry of the Supreme Court where the resumed hearing a case regarding the privatisation of  Pakistan Air Lines (PIA) and fake degrees of pilots.

During the hearing of the case, the CJP Nisar remarked that he had not summoned PM Abbasi as he was a political personality, adding that such breaking news is floated easily.

When the Managing Director of Air Blue, Junaid Khan appeared on behalf of its chief executive officer Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the Chief Justice remarked that contempt of court proceedings would be initiated against the MD if the airline did not verify degrees of its pilots.

He also ordered the official to deposit Rs50,000 at Fatimid Foundation as a penalty.

While answering the Chief Justice’s questions regarding the case, Junaid said the airline, he was managing, had 101 pilots and overall strength of the staff stood at 251.

Besides the Airblue managing director, Pakistan International Airlines CEO Musharraf Rasool was also present at the hearing.

Earlier, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar was quoted as saying that all the chief executive officers (CEO) of all airlines of the country should appear before the court.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, according to the media reports, was also summoned as the CEO of airlines company, however, the PM Office denied receiving any summons in this regard.


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 1, 2023 (Wednesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 269.9 272.85
Euro EUR 290.22 290.82
UK Pound Sterling GBP 330.48 331.18
U.A.E Dirham AED 72.78 73.08
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.23 71.53
Australian Dollar AUD 190 193
Bahrain Dinar BHD 702.68 710.68
Canadian Dollar CAD 201.75 205
China Yuan CNY 39.15 39.55
Danish Krone DKK 38.6 39
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 33.72 34.07
Indian Rupee INR 3.24 3.35
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 865.31 874.31
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.24 62.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.35 173.35
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.06
Omani Riyal OMR 686.49 694.49
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 72.58 73.28
Singapore Dollar SGD 201.2 203.2
Swedish Korona SEK 25.45 25.75
Swiss Franc CHF 286.19 288.69
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs202,000 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs173,190.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs164,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 179,100.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Karachi PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Islamabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Peshawar PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Quetta PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Sialkot PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Attock PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Gujranwala PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Jehlum PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Multan PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Bahawalpur PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Gujrat PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Nawabshah PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Chakwal PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Hyderabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Nowshehra PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Sargodha PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Faisalabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Mirpur PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390


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