Fazl dismisses govt's request to change venue of PDM sit-in from Supreme Court to D-Chowk

11:30 PM | 14 May, 2023
Fazl dismisses govt's request to change venue of PDM sit-in from Supreme Court to D-Chowk
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The federal government on Sunday asked Fazlur Rehman, chairman of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), a multi-party ruling alliance, to shift the venue of their Monday's sit-in outside the Supreme Court to D-Chowk in Islamabad.

Fazl, who is also head of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), had announced a "peaceful" sit-in outside the apex court on Monday (tomorrow) against Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial. He was of the view that CJP Bandial was "facilitating" and giving a "VIP protocol" to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan. Fazl was speaking after a meeting of the heads of the parties that form the PDM. PML-N patron Nawaz Sharif too attended the meeting from London via video link.

Making a request to Fazl, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said, "The government wants the PDM to hold the protest at D-Chowk." A law and order situation was created a few days ago, he said.

He made the comments in reference to the violent riots that erupted across the nation on May 9 after Imran Khan was taken into custody from Islamabad High Court (IHC).

Putting aside Dar's request, Fazl said that convoys have departed for Islamabad from all over the country. "We have announced [the sit-in] and now the decision will be made in people's court tomorrow [Monday]."

The demonstration, he informed the ministers, will be held in a "peaceful" manner. 

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USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee continues recovery against dollar, rises by Rs1.04 in interbank

KARACHI – The Pakistani rupee continued its positive trajectory against the US dollar in the interbank market on Thursday with the local currency’s recovery relating to crackdown launched against hoarders and outflows of the foreign currency through unlawful means.

During the intraday trading, PKR moved up against the USD, and hovered at 287.73, with an increase of Rs1.04, in the interbank market.

Yesterday, the Pakistani rupee appreciated 0.36pc to settle at 288.75.

Last week, the government said a crackdown to prevent cross-border smuggling was initiated across Pakistan. The country’s central bank also stepped up supervision of the foreign exchange market, ordering banks to set up separate entities to conduct forex transactions.

The SBP also introduced structural reforms in the exchange companies’ sector to provide better services and to ensure a transparent system.

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 28, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,600 on Thursday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 177,700. Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

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.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 28 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Karachi PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Islamabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Peshawar PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Quetta PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Sialkot PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Attock PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Gujranwala PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Jehlum PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Multan PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Bahawalpur PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Gujrat PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Nawabshah PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Chakwal PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Hyderabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Nowshehra PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Sargodha PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Faisalabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Mirpur PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495


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