FIA gets two-day remand of PTI senator Azam Swati over incitement against state institutions

PTI leader incites masses against armed forces, country's top general

Web Desk 09:40 AM | 13 Oct, 2022
FIA gets two-day remand of PTI senator Azam Swati over incitement against state institutions
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ISLAMABAD – A sessions court in the country's federal capital remanded Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Azam Khan Swati in two day physical custody of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

Federal Investigators lodged a case against him for inciting masses against the head of the national security institution.

FIA produced the PTI leader before the court and during the proceeding, the officials requested a seven-day physical remand of Swati. Court later granted the two-day remand and ordered the agency ​​to produce him in the next hearing along with his medical report.

Swati was arrested from his residence in the wee hours of Thursday as he shared an obnoxious and intimidating tweet against state institutions, including the Chief of Army Staff.

On a microblogging platform, Swati mentioned COAS, congratulating him for his 'plan' working and saying 'criminals were freed by court', as Lahore court acquitted Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz in a money laundering case.

“Mr Bajwa congratulations to you and few with you. Your plan is really working, and all criminals are getting free at cost of this country.  With these thugs getting free, you have legitimise corruption. How you predict now the future of this country?” the tweet reads.

In the FIR, the federal investigators maintained that Swati's post was an attempt to incite masses and army personnel against the institution and the top general.

It maintained that such mischievous acts spark rift between armed forces' officials and an attempt to harm the state.

Meanwhile, former ruling party leaders have condemned Swati's arrest and demanded his earliest release, with the former information minister calling the move a dangerous trend in the country.

Earlier this year, PTI leader and close aide of ousted PM, Shahbaz Gill, was also detained and booked for 'sedition' for his controversial remarks in a prime time show. 

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 29, 2023

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 March 29, 2023 (Wednesday)

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 284.2 287.25
Euro EUR 305.5 308.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 347.5 351
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.7
Australian Dollar AUD 188 190.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 754.37 762.37
Canadian Dollar CAD 206 208.2
China Yuan CNY 41.44 41.84
Danish Krone DKK 41.07 41.47
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.92 36.27
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.52 934.52
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.59
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.64
Omani Riyal OMR 736.76 744.71
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.5 312
Thai Bhat THB 8.3 8.45

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 29 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,700 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,360.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

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 205,700 PKR 2,445
Karachi PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Islamabad PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Peshawar PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Quetta PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Sialkot PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Attock PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Gujranwala PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Jehlum PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Multan PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Bahawalpur PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Gujrat PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Nawabshah PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Chakwal PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Hyderabad PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Nowshehra PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Sargodha PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Faisalabad PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Mirpur PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445


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