ISLAMABAD – Clashes broke out in Islamabad’s Judicial Complex on Saturday when PTI chief Imran Khan arrived to appear before the court in the Toshkhana case, which left at least 25 policemen injured.
A day after the brutal incident, police in the federal capital registered another case against PTI Chairman Imran Khan and dozen PTI leaders for attacking law enforcement personnel and causing chaos outside the Federal Judicial Complex.
Anti riots forces and armed supporters of the former ruling party used weapons against each other with teargas used from both sides. PTI workers even pelted stones at cops alongside petrol bombs to set vehicles on fire. A police check post was also ablaze during the conflict.
Meanwhile, a case was registered at the Islamabad Counter Terrorism Department against the defiant leader and his aides under sections 148, 149, 186, 353, 380, 395, 427, 435,440, and 506 of the Pakistan Penal Code. Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), 1997 was also included.
The complainant, who is the SHO of Ramna police station, accused Imran Khan along with his supporters of violating Section 144. It stated that workers hurled stones at a checkpost of the Dhok Kashmirian police station, and torched barriers and tents.
PTI workers were accused of vandalizing Judicial Complex and attacking buildings with rocks besides stealing a hand weapon and a wireless set.
The FIR was lodged after Islamabad's top cop visited the judicial complex at night where he met workers of various forces, and warned of legal action against culprits.
Pakistani rupee continues recovering losses against US dollar and other currencies amid positive economic cues.
On Tuesday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.6 for buying and 286.65 for selling.
Euro slides down to 309 for buying and 312 for selling. British Pound rate inches up to 360 for buying, and 363.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED dropped to 77.50 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 75.90.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||360||363.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.46||36.81|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.89||177.89|
The gold remained under pressure in Pakistan amid a huge drop in price of the precious metal despite in the international market.
On Tuesday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs218,500 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs187,330.
Single tola of 24 karat is Rs218,500, 22 Karat Gold costs Rs200,290, rate of 21 karat gold stands at Rs191,190 whereas 18k gold rate is Rs163,875.00 for each tola.
In the global market, gold saw huge drop in price, coming down to $2037 per ounce after drop of $81.79.
|Lahore||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Karachi||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Quetta||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Attock||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Multan||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|