Sindh LG polls: Several injured in clashes between PTI, PPP workers outside Kemari DC office

08:26 PM | 18 Jan, 2023
Sindh LG polls: Several injured in clashes between PTI, PPP workers outside Kemari DC office
Source: A screengrab of Twitter video

KARACHI – Several people were injured in clashes between workers of PTI and PPP leaders, who were awaiting final results of recently held local government elections, outside the Kemari’s deputy commissioner office on Wednesday.

The second phase of the LG polls was held in Karachi and Hyderabad divisions on Sunday. However, the political parties, including PPP, PTI and Jamat-e-Islami (JI), hit out at the Election Commission of Pakistan for releasing the results of 236 union committees of Karachi with a delay of over 35 hours.

The PTI and JI claimed that results were delayed to manipulate them in favour of the PPP, which rules the Sindh province.

The PTI has blamed the PPP for launching attack on its workers outside the DC office as the videos posted on social media show both sides pelting stones at each other. Reports said PTI leader Ali Zaidi and a media official are among the people injured in the clashes.

Meanwhile, the Kemari DC, who is also returning officer, has accused the PTI workers of breaking into the office and harassed staff, including female polling agent. He said the political workers under the leadership of PTI stalwart Ali Zaidi forcibly entered the office and damaged computers and broke windows.

Meanwhile, Zaidi claimed he had gone to meet his candidates, who were awaiting results outside the office, when PPP “goons prepared with stones and under full protection of Sindh police attacked”.

PPP Senator Waqar Mehdi rejected the allegations and said the PTI workers resorted to hooliganism when the ECP staff were compiling the results for the LG polls.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 19, 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 November , 2022 (day).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 282.7 285.75
Euro EUR 299.5 302.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 341.5 345
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.25 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.2 76
Australian Dollar AUD 186 188.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.69 761.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 41.09 41.49
Danish Krone DKK 40.41 40.81
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.1 36.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.43 354
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.9 931.9
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.99 63.59
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.91 176.91
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.69 26.99
Omani Riyal OMR 735.95 743.95
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.37 78.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 26.97 27.27
Swiss Franc CHF 304.79 307.29
Thai Bhat THB 8.24 8.39

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 19 March 2023

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 208,200 on Sunday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,500.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs159,930 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 186,540.

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 208,200 PKR 2,350
Karachi PKR 208,200 PKR 2,350
Islamabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,350
Peshawar PKR 208,200 PKR 2,350
Quetta PKR 208,200 PKR 2,350
Sialkot PKR 208,200 PKR 2,350
Attock PKR 208,200 PKR 2,350
Gujranwala PKR 208,200 PKR 2,350
Jehlum PKR 208,200 PKR 2,350
Multan PKR 208,200 PKR 2,350
Bahawalpur PKR 208,200 PKR 2,350
Gujrat PKR 208,200 PKR 2,350
Nawabshah PKR 208,200 PKR 2,350
Chakwal PKR 208,200 PKR 2,350
Hyderabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,350
Nowshehra PKR 208,200 PKR 2,350
Sargodha PKR 208,200 PKR 2,350
Faisalabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,350
Mirpur PKR 208,200 PKR 2,350


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