Shocking revelations surface about Musharraf's role in Pakistanis' disappearance

Mahmood Idrees 10:33 AM | 17 Apr, 2018
Shocking revelations surface about Musharraf's role in Pakistanis' disappearance
ISLAMABAD - In shocking revelations, the head of the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances (CIED), Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, said that former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf handed over 4,000 Pakistanis to foreign countries mainly to the US in return of dollars.

Iqbal, who is also the chief of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), stated this while giving a briefing to a body of the National Assembly on Monday. He continued that then interior minister Aftab Sherpao was part of the secret handover in exchange of US dollars.

The meeting was headed by Zahra Wadood Fatemi while not a single male member of the committee was present.

Pakistan’s law does not give any provision for such kind of extraditions, Iqbal said, adding that the criminal role of the former president must have been probed.

He regretted that no one including the Parliament ever spoke about the role of Musharraf and Sherpao in this criminal act.

Talking about missing persons’ case, he highlighted that foreign secret agencies were behind the forceful disappearance in a bid to defame Pakistani agencies, including the Military Intelligence (MI) and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

The commission head claimed that the figures of missing persons in Balochistan were often exaggerated, adding that a large number of local people joined fugitive camps but they had been put on the list of missing persons.

He said that the people of the province jointed these outfits due to unemployment, adding that they were getting Rs40,000 as per month salary.

During the meeting, the NAB chief also defended the band on international non-governmental organisations (INGOs), adding that these groups were working on the agenda of foreign agencies in the guise of welfare work.

He added that if he had the power he never allowed the INGO's to operate in Pakistan.


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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