Pakistan allows Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to appeal death sentence

Web Desk 08:37 PM | 17 Nov, 2021
Pakistan allows Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to appeal death sentence

ISLAMABAD – The joint session of the parliament on Wednesday approved the International Court of Justice (Review and Reconsideration) bill, 2021, thereby allowing condemned Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to file a review appeal against his conviction.

Moved by Law Minister Farogh Naseem, the bill provides for the right of review and reconsideration in the matter of Jadhav to give legal effect to the judgment of ICJ.

The Indian spy had been sentenced to death by a court in Pakistan back in April 2017. Commander Jadhav of Indian navy was a RAW operative who facilitated numerous acts of terrorism in Pakistan, which resulted in the killings of countless innocent citizens of Pakistan.

India approached ICJ against Jadhav’s conviction. After hearing both sides, the Hague-based court issued a verdict in July, 2019, asking Pakistan to give India consular access to Jadhav and also ensure review of his conviction.

In the light of the ICJ decision, Pakistan had twice granted consular access to Jadhav besides offering Indian High Commission a third time access to its national.

Earlier, the ICJ (Review and Re-consideration) Bill, 2020 was approved by the National Assembly in June last year but the Senate refused to pass it.

The government, later, promulgated an ordinance to allow Jadhav file a review against his conviction, but he refused.

In 2020, the Pakistan government filed a case in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to appoint a defence counsel for Jadhav.

The IHC formed a three-member bench in August 2020 which has repeatedly asked India to appoint a lawyer from Pakistan for Jadhav but New Delhi every time showed reluctance.

The last hearing was on October 5, 2021 and the IHC once again asked the government to ask India to appoint the legal counsel before the next hearing scheduled for December 9.

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USD to PKR: Rupee remains under pressure against dollar in interbank

KARACHI – Pakistani rupee continues to face blows against the US dollar in the inter-bank market as the deadlock between Islamabad and IMF continues.

During the intraday trading on Tuesday, the local currency dropped against the US dollar, moving down nearly 0.06 percent. Before noon, PKR was being traded at 286.37, with a decline of Rs0.18.

Earlier this week, the embattled rupee faced a setback and it was closed at 286.19 against the greenback in the inter-bank.

The rupee continues to face back-to-back blows amid deadlock between the Pakistani government and the multilateral lender.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan | gold price in Pakistan – June 6, 2023

Gold Rate In Pakistan Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 228,900 on Tuesday. 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 228,900 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125


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