ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday ordered the removal of sections of Anti-Terrorism Act from the case registered against PTI Chairman Imran Khan over hurling threats at a female additional sessions judge and officers of the Islamabad police in a speech.
A two-member bench, headed by IHC Chief Justice (CJ) Athar Minallah announced the ruling after it reserved a verdict on a PTI petition against the terrorism case earlier in the day.
The PTI leader was booked under anti-terrorism laws for making a provocative speech in which he singled out senior police officials and a female judge who approved the remand of Shahbaz Gill, who is facing sedition case over remarks against armed forces.
At the outset of the hearing, CJ Minallah sought remarks of the joint investigation team (JIT) about the inclusion of ATA sections in Khan’s case.
Special prosecutor Rizwan Abbasi informed the court that JIT supported the trial of PTI chief under terrorism sections.
However, Imran Khan's lawyer argued that some basic elements required for filing a terrorism against someone is missing in the Imran Khan’s case.
He said that his client had only talked about taking legal actions against the top police officials, besides contending that the individuals singled out in his speech had not file a case in this regard.
The special prosecutor also read out the excerpts of Imran Khan’s speech after it was directed by IHC CJ Minallah.
After hearing the controversial lines, the judge warned that filing terrorism cases over such speeches would open a floodgate.
Later, the court ordered the authorities to withdraw the sections of terrorism act from Imran Khan’s case.
Pakistani rupee continued its momentum against the US dollar, and orther currencies in the open market on Thursday, as the local currency also improved in the inter-bank market.
On Thursday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.
Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.41||36.76|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.54||176.54|
Gold price in Pakistan remained under pressure as the yellow metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.
On Thursday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,100 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,130.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,000, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs189,960 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,825.00 for each tola.
In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Thursday.
Today Gold Price in Pakistan (4 September 2023)
|Lahore||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Karachi||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Quetta||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Attock||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Multan||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|