LAHORE – Amid the hullabaloo and violence, several members of the Punjab Assembly sustained injuries including outgoing Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi.
Reports in local media said Elahi was escorted out of the house during the attack by the opposition leaders.
Rescue personnel first provided medical aid to him while he was later shifted to a medical facility. The seasoned politician reportedly suffered a broken arm and is also facing shortness of breath.
Elahi also pointed out that PML-N leaders including Rana Mashhud tortured him on the 'direction' of Hamza Shehbaz, the candidate for new Punjab CM and son of elected PM Shehbaz Sharif.
Earlier in the day, anti riots forces entered the hall of Punjab Assembly and detained at least four Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) members for attacking the deputy speaker Dost Mazari.
Clips show cops in riot gear trying to remove members from the hall who had stalled the house's proceedings.
Punjab assembly met today to elect the new chief minister, however, the session turned violent as soon as it began Saturday.
PTI members hurled lotas in the assembly hall as deputy speaker Mazari arrived at the dias to chair. He was then slapped by the members after which he was escorted by the Seargant-At-Arms.
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 February 8, 2023 (Wednesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||331.78||332.48|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.08||35.45|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.19||176.18|
KARACHI – Gold prices fell on Wednesday for the third straight day in local markets, after hitting aan all-time high in previous week.
The per tola price of 24 carats gold in Pakistan dropped by Rs2,000 to settle at Rs198,000 while the price of 10 grams decreased by Rs1715 to reach Rs169753.
On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.
In the international market, the commodity witnessed an upward trend as per ounce price reached to $1,880 after an increase of $11 dollars.