PDM sit-in: Maryam Nawaz pins blame of current turmoil on Supreme Court, Imran Khan

JUI-F, govt fail to finalise venue for the protests, sit-in

06:25 PM | 15 May, 2023
PDM sit-in: Maryam Nawaz pins blame of current turmoil on Supreme Court, Imran Khan
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz lashed out at Supreme Court of Pakistan and PTI Chairman Imran Khan for ongoing crisis in the country. 

He was addressing the gathering of supporters of ruling alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), who breached the Red Zone area of the federal capital to stage protest outside the Supreme Court against the judiciary for allegedly extending illegal favours to PTI Chief Imran Khan.

As the capital braces for another protest, the incumbent government has urged the JUI-F to choose another site to protest against the Supreme Court, however, the workers of Ansar-ul-Islam, a routine force of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI), entered the highly fortified region with section 144 imposed in the city.

PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, PML-N Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz and other leaders have reached the venue where they are expected to address the gathering. 

The protest from pro-government members including JUI-F, PMLN, PPP, and ANP is the latest in a series of developments that come on the heels of the Imran Khan arrest saga. Last Tuesday, the PTI chairman was arrested from the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in the Al-Qadir Trust case, sparking violent protests in various cities of the country.

The top court later declared his arrest illegal and ordered the IHC to again take up the bail petitions of Imran Khan. The high court approved the bail petitions of the defiant politician, barring the authorities from arresting him.

Ruling alliance members strongly responded to the apex court decision and announced registering their protest outside the SC.

JUI-F, govt fail to finalise protest venue

Fazl-led JUI-F earlier called on Deputy Commissioner Islamabad’s office permission to protest in front of the top court today however local administration said the ruling collation parties have not yet been allowed to stage a sit-in in the Red Zone.

Despite getting no permission, the protesters have entered the Red Zone and camped outside the apex court.

Meanwhile, a large number of police and paramilitary forces are present at the entry points of the city while commuters are bearing the brunt amid stretched queues of vehicles to enter the red zone.

The Islamabad Police has confirmed that protesters have entered the capital’s Red Zone area but the “situation is peaceful”. However, they expressed fears of terrorism in the country.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 25, 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 September 25, 2023 (Monday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 292 295.15
Euro EUR 317 317
UK Pound Sterling GBP 372.5 376
U.A.E Dirham AED 81.5 82.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 78.55 79.3
Australian Dollar AUD 198 200
Bahrain Dinar BHD 781.13 789.13
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.22 40.62
Danish Krone DKK 42.35 42.75
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 317 320
Indian Rupee INR 37.93 38.28
Japanese Yen JPY 1.92 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 951.03 960.03
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.23 176.23
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.72 770.72
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 217 219
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 325.12 327.62
Thai Bhat THB 8.31 8.46

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 25, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 214,700 on Monday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs184,070.

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 - 25 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Karachi PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Islamabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Peshawar PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Quetta PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Sialkot PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Attock PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Gujranwala PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Jehlum PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Multan PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Bahawalpur PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Gujrat PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Nawabshah PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Chakwal PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Hyderabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Nowshehra PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Sargodha PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Faisalabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Mirpur PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590


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