LAHORE – Four men, who were involved in the Johar Town blast in June last year that claimed the lives of three people, were sentenced to death by an Anti-Terrorism Court.
Reports in local media said Anti-Terrorism Court Judge Arshad Hussain Bhutta awarded death penalties to four convicts on nine counts each under Sections 302 of PPC, Section 7-ATA, and Section 3-ESA, besides 17 years' rigorous imprisonment and fine of Rs350,000 to them under different sections.
The court also slapped five years imprisonment to a woman, Ayesha Bibi, the wife of convict Eid Gull, during the in-camera trial proceedings at high-security Kot Lakhpat Jail.
Three people were killed and scores suffered injuries in the Indian sponsored blast on June 23, 2021, that also damaged a number of houses, shops, and vehicles in the area.
The case of the terror incident was registered by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD). Around 25-30 kgs of explosives could have been used in the blast, as it had left a three feet deep and five feet wide crater at the spot, while shrapnel flew as far as 500 meters.
An explosives-laden vehicle exploded near the house of banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), in Lahore’s Johar Town neighborhood.
National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf earlier revealed that the main mastermind behind the attack is an Indian citizen and has clear links with the Indian intelligence agency. “We have concrete evidence and intelligence, including financial and telephone records that point to direct Indian sponsorship of these terrorists”, he claimed.
Pakistani rupee continues recovering losses against US dollar and other currencies amid positive economic cues.
On Tuesday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.6 for buying and 286.65 for selling.
Euro slides down to 309 for buying and 312 for selling. British Pound rate inches up to 360 for buying, and 363.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED dropped to 77.50 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 75.90.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||360||363.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.46||36.81|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.89||177.89|
The gold remained under pressure in Pakistan amid a huge drop in price of the precious metal despite in the international market.
On Tuesday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs218,500 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs187,330.
Single tola of 24 karat is Rs218,500, 22 Karat Gold costs Rs200,290, rate of 21 karat gold stands at Rs191,190 whereas 18k gold rate is Rs163,875.00 for each tola.
In the global market, gold saw huge drop in price, coming down to $2037 per ounce after drop of $81.79.
|Lahore||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Karachi||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Quetta||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Attock||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Multan||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|