LAHORE – Pakistan’s ousted prime minister and PTI chairman Imran Khan will remain behind bars until September 26 as a special court extended his judicial remand in the cipher case.
The country’s former cricket star, who is facing over 150 cases including blasphemy and terrorism, remained at Attock Jail despite the suspension of a three-year jail term in the Toshakhana case. Last week, his judicial remand in the cipher case was extended till September 13, and it has now been extended again till late September.
Judge Abu Alhasnaat Zulqurnain of special court continued the proceedings after government shows no objections to conducting the trial in the infamous Attock jail. A team of Imran Khan’s counsel including nine lawyers and Federal Investigators were allowed inside the jail and attended the in-camera hearing.
PTI chairman’s attendance was first marked, and the court later extended the PTI chief’s judicial remand.
Earlier, a notification was issued allowing the hearing to be held at Attock Jail on court’s request in wake of security reasons.
Earlier this week, Islamabad High Court reserved judgment in a petition filed by Imran Khan against the hearing being held in jail.
The former premier also applied for bail in the case but proceedings on September 7 ended without a result as the judge was on leave. The leader known for populist politics remains behind bars since August 5 when he was held from his Lahore residence in a graft case.
IHC later revoked the sentence but the PTI chief was then arrested in the cipher case as he faces serious charges of leaking the diplomatic cable sent by the former ambassador in March last year.
Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Sunday.
On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.
Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.37||36.72|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.33||177.33|
Gold prices decreased in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.
On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs216,300, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs185,450.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs198,274, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs189,263 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,225 for each tola.
In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Sunday.
|Lahore||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Karachi||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Islamabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Peshawar||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Quetta||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Sialkot||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Attock||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Gujranwala||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Jehlum||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Multan||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Gujrat||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Nawabshah||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Chakwal||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Hyderabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Nowshehra||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Sargodha||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Faisalabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Mirpur||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|