Ammar Ibad Farooq, the eight-year-old son of incarcerated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ticket holder Mian Ibad Farooq, passed away at a hospital in Lahore recently. The tragic event has elicited widespread criticism on social media, with many placing blame on the state for the family's plight.
According to Farooq's brother, Ammar had been receiving treatment in Lahore for neurological ailments, though it remains unclear whether his condition predates May 9. He was laid to rest in Lahore, with a significant turnout at the funeral.
Mian Ibad Farooq, Ammar's father, is currently in custody awaiting trial for his alleged involvement in the May 9 attack on Jinnah House. Authorities intercepted an audio message wherein he purportedly coordinated the attack with PTI activists. He, along with others, is presently in military custody awaiting trial.
When news of Ammar's deteriorating health reached his father, he sent a motivational message to uplift his child. Following Ammar's demise, #JusticeforAmmar began trending on social media, prompting various celebrities to express their condolences and sorrow. Nadia Jamil, Farhan Saeed, and Adnan Siddiqui were among those who voiced their grief and called for justice.
Jamil tweeted "Noooooo. Please don’t tell me. Oh God this is too painful. This is just too painful. The angel. My heart with his parents right now. Ya Allah. Reham. Reham."
Noooooo. Please don’t tell me. Oh God this is too painful. This is just too painful.— Nadia Jamil (@NJLahori) September 18, 2023
The angel. My heart with his parents right now. Ya Allah. Reham. Reham. https://t.co/07zxIBRUWQ
Saeed said "Ya Allah destroy the ones responsible for this, dil se bad dua hai ! May Allah bless the little one and give his family Sabr #JusticeforAmmar"
Ya Allah destroy the ones responsible for this , dil se bad dua hai !— Farhan Saeed (@farhan_saeed) September 19, 2023
May Allah bless the little one and give his family Sabr ????#JusticeforAmmar
Adnan Siddiqui expressed his condolences saying "Losing a child is a pain like no other. Young lives should bloom, not fade. May Allah grant his grieving parents the strength to endure this tragic blow of fate."
Losing a child is a pain like no other. ???? Young lives should bloom, not fade. May Allah grant his grieving parents the strength to endure this tragic blow of fate.— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) September 19, 2023
Armeena Rana tweeted "You poor little boy. I pray that Allah SWT grants you the highest of heavens. I pray you tell HIM to fix this world, where darkness seems to have prevailed. I wish your mother (if she lives) the strength to carry on. I pray Allah forgives us. #JusticeforAmmar "
You poor little boy ????. I pray that Allah SWT grants you the highest of heavens. I pray you tell HIM to fix this world, where darkness seems to have prevailed. I wish your mother (if she lives) the strength to carry on. I pray Allah forgives us. #JusticeforAmmar ????????— Armeena ✨ (@ArmeenaRK) September 19, 2023
Mahira Khan, Faysal Quraishi, Yashma Gill and Saba Qamar also expressed their sorrows.
Ammar ????— Saba Qamar (@s_qamarzaman) September 19, 2023
Pakistani rupee continues to show resistance against US dollar in the open market on Monday amid positive economic indicators.
On first working day of the week, the US dollar in open market stands at 284 for buying and 287.15 for selling.
Euro price moves up to 310.71 for buying and 311.31 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 357.55 for buying, and 358.2 for selling after marginal increase.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 77.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed slight fall and new price stands at 75.94.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||357.55||358.2|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.52||36.62|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||170.9||172.9|
KARACHI – Gold rates in Pakistan continue to climb higher on Monday amid surge in global trend.
On Monday, the price of 24-karat gold stands at Rs215,500 per tola, and 10 gram costs Rs184,750 per tola.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs198,550, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs189, 525 and 18k gold rate stands at Rs162,450.00 for 1 tola.
In the international market, the price of bullion hovers around $2010 per ounce with incrrease of around $8.
|Lahore||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Karachi||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Islamabad||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Peshawar||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Quetta||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Sialkot||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Attock||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Gujranwala||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Jehlum||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Multan||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Gujrat||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Nawabshah||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Chakwal||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Hyderabad||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Nowshehra||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Sargodha||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Faisalabad||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Mirpur||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|