The incumbent defence minister was directed to deposit the money in national exchequer within ten days.
A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard a suo motu case pertaining to media campaigns run by the governments of Sindh, Punjab and KPK; the chief justice had taken suo motu notice of the issue in February.
During the hearing today, the additional advocate general for KP informed the bench that Khattak was willing to deposit Rs 1.365m from his personal account.
The court permitted the minister to do so and observed that a report should be submitted after the amount was deposited.
Former Punjab chief minister and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz President Shahbaz Sharif has already paid Rs5.5 million while Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has paid Rs1.4 million for their photographs in advertisements.
Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had remarked that Shehbaz Sharif in an exemplary move had submitted the cheque voluntarily and other leaders should also follow the same.
CJP Nisar during a hearing of the case had termed using pictures for self-promotion as inappropriate.
"The use of pictures in government ads on TV or in print is henceforth prohibited by the court," he had observed.
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 January 26, 2023 (Thursday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||311||314|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||29.52||29.87|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||148.33||149.53|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs190,900 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs163,670.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs150,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 173,200.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Karachi||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Islamabad||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Peshawar||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Quetta||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Sialkot||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Attock||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Gujranwala||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Jehlum||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Multan||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Gujrat||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Nawabshah||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Chakwal||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Hyderabad||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Nowshehra||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Sargodha||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Faisalabad||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Mirpur||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|