Member parties to quit federal, provincial govts as MMA takes off

09:19 AM | 14 Dec, 2017
Member parties to quit federal, provincial govts as MMA takes off
KARACHI - The defunct coalition of religio-political parties - Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) — has been restored after five parties joined hands on Wednesday to contest 2018 general elections from a single platform.

The decision, which has been agreed by the constituent parties in November, was endorsed during a meeting at the residence of Jamiat Ulema-i-Pakistan (JUP) chief Shah Ovais Noorani. The meeting was attended by Maulana Fazlur Rehman of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl, Sirajul Haq of the Jamaat-i- Islami (JI), Allama Sajid Mir of Jamiat Ahle Hadith (JAH) and Allama Sajid Naqvi of Tehreek-i-Islami (TI).

The member parties of the MMA also reached an agreement that those MMA members which are part of coalition governments at the federation and in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan would leave coalitions within 30 days.

Under another decision, the MMA member would contest next general election with its previous election symbol, book.

The MMA will announce the names of its office bearers and members of the working committee within a month, while a steering committee will also be formed to draft the manifesto of the alliance.

Next meeting of the alliance would be held in Balochistan with a demand regarding recover of all missing persons.

Talking to media, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazl said that the MMA would contact other religious parties to enhance the coalition after the names of the officer-bearers are decided.

Sirajul Haq said that all forms of government had been tested in Pakistan, adding that “solution to all our problems lies in Nizam-i-Mustafa,” Dawn news quoted.

However, Maulana Samiul Haq-led JUI, which was also part of MMA when it emerged on the country’s political horizon during the 2002 general elections, did not join the revival as he has made an alliance with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

The MMA coalition had ruled Khyber Pakhtunkhwa till 2007. Later it went inactive due to an internal split.

Before 2013 polls, the JUI-F made efforts to restore it but the JI emir Syed Munawwar Hasan avoided becoming part of it.


Pakistani rupee registers marginal gain against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check forex rates

Pakistani rupee continued its momentum against the US dollar, and orther currencies in the open market on Thursday, as the local currency also improved in the inter-bank market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Thursday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.

Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 7 December 2023

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.2 286.15
Euro EUR 308 311
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.4 78.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 757.23 765.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.89 40.29
Danish Krone DKK 41.19 41.59
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.41 36.76
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 921.71 930.71
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.02 61.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.54 176.54
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.05 26.35
Omani Riyal OMR 739.62 747.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.22 78.92
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.12 27.42
Swiss Franc CHF 324.94 327.44
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

Gold prices in Pakistan move down despite positive global cues; Check latest rates here

Gold price in Pakistan remained under pressure as the yellow metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 7 December 2023

On Thursday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,100 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,130. 

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,000, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs189,960 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,825.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Thursday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

Today Gold Price in Pakistan (4 September 2023)

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Karachi PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Islamabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Peshawar PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Quetta PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sialkot PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Attock PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujranwala PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Jehlum PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Multan PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Bahawalpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujrat PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nawabshah PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Chakwal PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Hyderabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nowshehra PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sargodha PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Faisalabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Mirpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565


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