LHC admits for hearing Maryam Nawaz’s passport plea, issues notice to NAB

12:42 PM | 14 Sep, 2022
LHC admits for hearing Maryam Nawaz’s passport plea, issues notice to NAB
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LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday issued notices to the federal government and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) after it declared PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz’s petition for seeking her passport admissible.

A full bench of the high court headed by Justice Amir Bhatti heard the petition filed by Maryam Nawaz through her counsel Amjad Pervaiz.

The PML-N leader’s lawyer told the court that NAB launched inquiry against his client in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case in 2018. Later, Maryam Nawaz got bail against surety bonds worth Rs70 million and also submitted her passport to the court.

He said that that the anti-graft buster has failed to submit a reference against the PML-N vice president in last four years.

Pleading the court to return her passport, Amjad Pervaiz also asked the court to withdraw the condition of surrendering the passport for his client.

The court has issued notices to the federal government and NAB, directing them to submit their replies by September 27.

Last week, a two-member bench was disbanded after Justice Anwarul Haq rescued himself from hearing the Maryam’s petition.

The bench had returned the case to the LHC chief justice, asking him to form another bench for hearing the case.

Maryam Nawaz surrendered her passport in October 2019 in complying with an order issued by the high court in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.

Back in April this year, two judges of the high court had rescued themselves from hearing the identical petition filed by Maryam Nawaz.


USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee remains stable against dollar as IMF talks underway

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani rupee remained stable against the US dollar as the market is looking for direction amid Pakistan’s ongoing negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Amid the economic uncertainty, the local currency remained unchanged against the greenback, moving up 0.01 percent during the opening hours of trading. Before noon, PKR was hovering at 285.40 in the interbank.

In contrast to the inter-bank, the dollar continued its upward trajectory in the open market and is reportedly available at Rs315, as the gap between the official rate and open market rate is Rs30 per dollar.

As the money market is waiting for a positive development from the economic front, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief to Pakistan said they continued engagement with Islamabad focusing on the restoration of foreign exchange proper market functioning, with special on the upcoming budget.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 30 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,700 on Tuesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,510.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Karachi PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Islamabad PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Peshawar PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Quetta PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Sialkot PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Attock PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Gujranwala PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Jehlum PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Multan PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Bahawalpur PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Gujrat PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Nawabshah PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Chakwal PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Hyderabad PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Nowshehra PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Sargodha PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Faisalabad PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Mirpur PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500


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