HARIPUR – Gohar Ayub Khan, the former foreign minister and ex-National Assembly speaker, breathed his last on Friday.
In a social media post, PTI leader Omar Ayub said “Mr. Gohar Ayub Khan Former Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan and former Foreign Minister, passed away peacefully after a brief illness”.
The deceased was shifted to a private hospital but he could not survive, he is survived by two sons and two daughters.
Mr. Gohar Ayub Khan Former Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan and former Foreign Minister, passed away peacefully after a brief illness. He was the father of Omar Ayub Khan, Secretary General Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and former Federal Minister. His Namaz-e-Janaza will be… pic.twitter.com/IEaJKbNgXV— Omar Ayub Khan (@OmarAyubKhan) November 17, 2023
The funeral of former minister will be held today at 3 pm and he will be laid to rest in his native graveyard in Rehana village of Haripur.
Gohar Ayub was the second son of former military leader Ayub Khan. He also served in Pakistan Army but took an early retirement. He stepped into politics in 1974 and contested his first National Assembly election from Haripur and later served as speaker.
Then PM Nawaz Sharif made him foreign minister and he later held ministry for water and power. He later joined PML-Q with son Omar Ayub Khan, but decided to step down from politics.
His death has drew condemnation and President Arif Alvi, caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar Kakar, political leaders paid tribute to him.
Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold increased by thousands of rupees due to an upward trend in the international market.
On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,800 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,450.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs201,482, 21 karat rate costs Rs192,325 and 18k gold rate is Rs164,850.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Sunday.
|Lahore||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Karachi||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Islamabad||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Peshawar||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Quetta||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Sialkot||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Attock||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Gujranwala||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Jehlum||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Multan||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Gujrat||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Nawabshah||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Chakwal||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Hyderabad||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Nowshehra||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Sargodha||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Faisalabad||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Mirpur||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|