LHC orders police not to arrest Imran Khan till Thursday

More than 60 people, including Islamabad DIG, injured during past 24 hours

Web Desk 03:19 PM | 15 Mar, 2023
LHC orders police not to arrest Imran Khan till Thursday
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LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday directed police to stop operation at Zaman Park and not to arrest PTI chairman Imran Khan till tomorrow (March 16) after hours-long clashes outside the residence of the ex-prime minister.

LHC’s Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh issued the directives while hearing a petition filed by PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry seeking to stop the police action outside Zaman Park. The hearing was attended by Punjab Inspector General Usman Anwar, the provincial chief secretary and other officials.

During the hearing, Imran Khan’s lawyer said law enforcers’ action was a clear violation of fundamental rights, adding that the residence of the PTI chief had become a war zone since yesterday.

For his part, Punjab Advocate General Shaun Gill said that LHC could not take up the Fawad Chaudhry’s petition as matter was pending before the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

Meanwhile, the IHC has directed the PTI to submit an undertaking in the trial court that he would attend the hearing on March 18.

Earlier, violent clashes between supporters of the former prime minister and law enforcers continued for a second day outside Zaman Park after a large contingent of paramilitary Rangers joined police to help arrest him in a case related to sale of state gifts.

Police used tear-gas and water cannons to push back supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), who gathered near the residence of party chief in Punjab capital to block his arrest.

As defiant leader dodged arrest, his supporters brave massive tear gas and strong water cannons and even pelted stones at the police party. As the capital force and Punjab police had to pull back, Rangers personnel entered into the scene to avert the extreme situation on Tuesday.

More than 60 people, including Islamabad Police's operations chief, have so far been reported injured. Dozens of PTI workers were detained and moved to different locations. 

Meanwhile, the former premier called on his supporters to continue the struggle for the rule of law, and ensure that they continue the efforts no matter what, and come out on the streets. Khan said If he got detained or killed, "the fight for Haqeeqi Azadi must continue."

In his recent interview, the PTI chief told international media that officials are acting outside the law. Imran said there was no reason for cops to arrest him as he had taken protective bail. The populist leader however maintained that he is mentally prepared for going to jail.

PTI chief claimed whether he is behind bars or not, the ruling alliance will not be able to stop his party from winning the upcoming polls.

Charged workers of the former ruling party have also staged protests across major cities including Karachi, Peshawar, and Quetta.

The recent clashes stemmed from Khan’s negligent behavior as he avoided appearances before the court since last year when he suffered a gun attack at a protest rally and continued rhetoric that he was not fit to travel from Lahore to Islamabad and face security threats.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 3, 2023

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 June 03, 2023 (Saturday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 298.9 302.15
Euro EUR 321 325
UK Pound Sterling GBP 375.5 380
U.A.E Dirham AED 82 83
Saudi Riyal SAR 80 81.2
Australian Dollar AUD 202 204
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.24 766.24
Canadian Dollar CAD 228 230
China Yuan CNY 40.18 40.58
Danish Krone DKK 41.16 41.56
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.39 36.74
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2 2.08
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 927.05 936.05
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.16 175.16
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 740.5 748.5
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.37 79.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 220 222
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.66
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan | gold price in Pakistan – June 4, 2023

Gold Rate In Pakistan Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 230,800 on Sunday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.

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.

Gold Price in Pakistan: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 232,500 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 232,500 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 232,500 PKR 2125


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