PESHAWAR – A newly-elected general councilor was killed in celebratory gunfire in Peshawar’s Surizai area.
Reports in local media said the deceased was identified as Mohammad Zakriya Khan, who won the election on a General Councillor seat for the local Village Council during the KP local body elections.
Khan was reportedly killed when political workers in the provincial capital fired guns to celebrate the victory and a bullet hit him. Reports said that he received multiple bullet injuries and was killed on the spot.
Meanwhile, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F has taken a lead over the ruling party for the Peshawar mayoral slot. JUI-F candidate has so far polled 32,275 votes while the PTI's Rizwan Bangash trails behind by securing 26,695 votes.
The PTI faced defeat in the Mardan, Kohat, and Nowshera tehsils while the Awami National Party's (ANP) Himayat Ullah Mayar has extended a broad lead over the PTI's candidate in Mardan.
PTI has managed to win four out of six tehsils of the Buner district. A PTI candidate has the lead in Buner's Khudu Khel district as well while the JUI-F has extended its lead in all three tehsils of Charsadda. The ANP has a lead over its rivals in Mardan's Tehsil Garhi Kapura.
Pakistani rupee witnessed marginal losses against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market.
On Wednesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.6 for selling and 288.65 for buying purposes.
Euro price stands at 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 360 for buying, and 363 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78.25 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||360||363|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.24||36.59|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – The gold price moved up down in the local market in line with massive increase in international market.
On Wednesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,000, and the price for 10-gram gold saw an increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,900.
Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,830, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,750 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,500.00.
In international market, the price of precious metal went up by $29 to settle at $2,044 per ounce.
|Lahore||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Karachi||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Quetta||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Attock||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Multan||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|