SC judge who disqualified Nawaz Sharif appreciates PML-N for implementing Panama case verdict

Haider Ali 02:22 PM | 18 Aug, 2017
SC judge who disqualified Nawaz Sharif appreciates PML-N for implementing Panama case verdict
ISLAMABAD - Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, who was part of the five-member bench that disqualified Nawaz Sharif as premier appreciated the ruling party for appointing a new chief executive in line with the top court's verdict.

The appreciation came during an event held last week organized by the Supreme Court Bar Association’s Quetta chapter in the bar room. The comments did not make headlines as media was not invited, however, as many as three of the lawyers have now confirmed that Justice Khosa admired the government for implementing the Panama case verdict.

According to senior lawyer Munir Kakar, Justice Khosa appreciated the government for implementing the decision in the shape of an in-house change and smooth functioning of the democratic system, Express Tribune reported.

"Khosa went on to say that rule of law and supremacy of Constitution will be best in the national interest," he claimed.

Senior lawyer, Kamran Murtaza was of the same opinion and said Justice Khosa in his speech on August 10 had expressed satisfaction that the incidents following the verdict were in accordance with the law and Constitution.

Another lawyer, Qulbi Hassan also confirmed the comments of Justice Khosa claiming that the judge observed everything regarding Sharif’s disqualification was done under the Constitution.

It bears mentioning that although a five-member bench of the top court unanimously ousted Nawaz Sharif from office on July 28, Justice Khosa was part of the bench that disqualified Nawaz Sharif in his dissenting note in April 20 verdict.

Moreover, the same judge referred to Mario Puzo's famous 'Godfather' novel in his dissenting note while portraying the wheeling and dealing of Sharif family.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 29, 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 March 29, 2023 (Wednesday)

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 284.2 287.25
Euro EUR 305.5 308.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 347.5 351
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.7
Australian Dollar AUD 188 190.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 754.37 762.37
Canadian Dollar CAD 206 208.2
China Yuan CNY 41.44 41.84
Danish Krone DKK 41.07 41.47
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.92 36.27
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.52 934.52
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.59
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.64
Omani Riyal OMR 736.76 744.71
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.5 312
Thai Bhat THB 8.3 8.45

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 29 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,700 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,360.   

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 205,700 PKR 2,445
Karachi PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Islamabad PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Peshawar PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Quetta PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Sialkot PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Attock PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Gujranwala PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Jehlum PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Multan PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Bahawalpur PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Gujrat PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Nawabshah PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Chakwal PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Hyderabad PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Nowshehra PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Sargodha PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Faisalabad PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Mirpur PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445


Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Sign up for Newsletter