PTI to hold Lahore power show next week in thaw with Punjab government

05:22 PM | 17 Mar, 2023
PTI to hold Lahore power show next week in thaw with Punjab government
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LAHORE – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has agreed to reschedule his public gathering in Lahore as it will now be held on Monday instead of Sunday as the Imran Khan-led party reached an agreement with the Punjab administration to defuse tension in the city.

Earlier, former prime minister Imran Khan had announced the power show at Minar-e-Pakistan on Sunday but the Lahore High Court (LHC) barred the party from the political gathering and directed it hold meeting with the administration to decide a mechanism for permission of rallies and public gatherings.

In latest development, both sides agreed to Terms of Conditions (ToRs) for holding rallies, security of the PTI chief and other legal matters. As per the agreement, the PTI will cooperate with the administration to implement the arrest warrants and search warrants.

PTI has named Shibli Faraz and Ali Muhammad Khan as focal person while SSP Imran Kishwar will represent police for communication between the two sides.

It was further agreed that the party will cooperate with the police for investigation in cases registered over clashes occurred on March 14 and 15 as the provincial administration have been claimed presence of members banned outfit in Zaman park.

On Thursday, Punjab Caretaker Minister for Information Amir Mir pointed out that an active member banned Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammad was present in the Zaman park and inciting public against state institution. He said the man, who later identified as Muammad Iqbal, had served eight years in prison. He once belonged to the banned outfit but later he joined a political party.

Following the allegation, Muhammad Iqbal issued a video statement, denying any connection or contact with any banned organisation.

He stated that he is a worker of the PTI and had come to join the protest against the arrest of party chief Imran Khan. He also added that he has been a worker of PTI since October 28, 2022, adding that a negative propaganda was being spread against him.

The agreement between the PTI and the government stated that the political party will also inform the administration five days prior to holding a rally.

The government has assured to implement the guidelines for the security of the PTI chief, the agreement states, adding that the party will submit a request for security to the authorities concerned.


USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee remains stable against dollar amid ongoing talks with IMF

KARACHI – Pakistani rupee, which is facing blows in the open market, remained stable against the US dollar, in the inter-bank market on Wednesday.

The local currency moved slightly upward during the opening hours of trading in the inter-bank market. Before noon, PKR was hovering around 285.22, with a slight increase of Rs0.13.

As the situation remained under control in the interbank market, the rupee hits a fresh record low in the open market and was selling at 315 per dollar.

In a recent development, the IMF mission chief shared positive news, confirming that talks are underway with Pakistani authorities. The resumption of the IMF programme remains important for the crisis-hit country.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 31 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,300 on Wednesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,160.   

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 232,300 PKR 2,485
Karachi PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Islamabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Peshawar PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Quetta PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Sialkot PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Attock PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Gujranwala PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Jehlum PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Multan PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Bahawalpur PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Gujrat PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Nawabshah PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Chakwal PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Hyderabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Nowshehra PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Sargodha PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Faisalabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Mirpur PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485


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