Attaul Haq Qasmi resigns as PTV chairman

11:14 AM | 14 Dec, 2017
Attaul Haq Qasmi resigns as PTV chairman
ISLAMABAD - The chairman of state-run Pakistan Television,  Attaul Haq Qasmi tendered his resignation on Wednesday apparently due to differences with high officials of Information ministry headed by Marriyum Aurangzaib.

In his resignation forwarded to the secretary information, Qasmi stated that the current circumstances in the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage had become increasingly difficult for him to revive the past glory of the state broadcaster.

Meanwhile, sources privy to the developments revealed that the professor-turned-columnist was annoyed over the recent reshuffle in the top brass of state broadcaster which prompted him to serve a one-month resignation notice.

Recently, the Ministry of Information did not take Qasmi into confidence over handing over additional charge of MD  PTV to Secretary Information Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera, said the sources.

According to a revised notification issued by the government on Tuesday, Sukhera was handed over the charge for an indefinite period of time.

Moreover, it was also disclosed that the veteran writer was also annoyed over Sukhera’s action against several officers of  PTV who were considered close to him, The Nation reported.

The renowned poet, who previously served as the ambassador to Norway and Thailand, was appointed as the chairman of PTV in December 2015 at a time when he was serving the Lahore Arts Council as its chairman.

Let it be known that during the 40th session of National Assembly, in March 2017, the Information Minister had disclosed before the lower chamber of the parliament that Attaul Haq Qasmi was appointed at a consolidated salary package of Rs. 15,00.000/- (net of taxes) per month.

Attaul Haq Qasmi has been working for the PTV for 35 years as a playwright. His classical dramas include Khawaja and Sons, Shab Daig and Sheeda Tali.


Pakistani rupee inches up against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check latest rates here

Pakistani rupee witnessed upward trajectort against US dollar and other currencies amid positive economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Wednesday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.7 for buying and 286.75 for selling.

Euro remained stable at 309 for buying and 312 for selling. British Pound rate increased to 361 for buying, and 364 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED dropped to 77.6 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 6 December 2023

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.7  286.75 
Euro EUR 309  312 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 361  364 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.6 78.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.58 766.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.93 40.33
Danish Krone DKK 41.41 41.81
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.49 36.84
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 923.13 932.13
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.97 61.57
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.89 177.89
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.68 26.98
Omani Riyal OMR 740.01 748.01
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.36 79.06
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.45 27.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.09 8.24

Gold price sees major drop in Pakistan; Check today gold rates - 6 Dec 2023

KARACHI – Gold prices in the local market continue to decline in line with the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 6 December 2023

On Wednesday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,400 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,100. 

Each tola for 24 karat is Rs216,700, 22 Karat is Rs198,640, and 21 karat rate per tola is Rs189,613 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,525.00 for single tola.

In the global market, the precious metal moved down, and hovers around $2023 per ounce after drop of around $10.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Karachi PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Islamabad PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Peshawar PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Quetta PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Sialkot PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Attock PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Gujranwala PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Jehlum PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Multan PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Bahawalpur PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Gujrat PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Nawabshah PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Chakwal PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Hyderabad PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Nowshehra PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Sargodha PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Faisalabad PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Mirpur PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625


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