Arrest warrants issued against KP police chief

05:56 PM | 21 Dec, 2018
Arrest warrants issued against KP police chief
PESHAWAR -  The Peshawar High Court has issued bailable warrants against the provincial home secretary and inspector general of police (IGP) over their failure to submit replies in a case.

The provincial high court issued the warrants on Friday after the top officials failed to submit reply against an appeal filed by a schoolteacher against the placement of his name in the Fourth Schedule to the Anti-Terrorism Act.

Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth and Justice Abdul Shakoor expressed dismay at the two officials’ non-compliance with the court orders and observed that it would be appropriate to issue their warrants.

During the hearing, Additional Advocate General Waqar Ahmad Khan informed the bench that the respondents were informed about the court orders but they didn’t comply.

The petitioner, Fakhr-i-Alam, had argued that not only his name was placed in the Fourth Schedule but he hadn’t receive a salary for more than two years as his bank account was blocked.

Alam's counsel, Javed Akhtar argued that his client worked in the Government Primary School No 2 Adezai, Peshawar, and learned recently that the government had included his name in the Fourth Schedule; the schedule carries the names of persons having links with terrorist outfits.

Akhter said the appellant had filed a petition last year challenging the order of the provincial government, pointing out that on May 9, 2017, a bench of the high court had converted that petition into an appeal under Section 11-EE of the ATA asking the home secretary to decide it within 30 days.

The appellant had waited for many months for a decision on the appeal but the secretary did not do it despite being formally reminded about it many times, the lawyer contended.

The lawyer said the schoolteacher was left with no option but to file the appeal with the high court to annul the provincial government’s move in this regard.

My client is a law-abiding and educated citizen and that he was not dealt with in accordance with the law, highlighted the lawyer.

The lawyer pointed out that the appellant was named in three FIRs related to personal enmity but it had nothing to do with terrorism and that the teacher had already been acquitted in those cases.

The lawyer said the appellant got to know of his name in the Fourth Schedule when he approached the consumer court against the blocking of his bank account.


Rupee remains stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham and Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar in the open bank market on Friday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.

Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 1 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.3 288.15
Euro EUR 311 314
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 361.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 78 78.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.2 77
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.67 767.67
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.59 39.98
Danish Krone DKK 41.38 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.63 36.98
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.7 935.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 325.9 328.4
Thai Bhat THB 8.23 8.38

Gold rates drop in Pakistan; Check today’s gold rates 1 December 2023

KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 1 December 2023

On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,400, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs186,390.

Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate hovers around Rs163,050.

In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Karachi PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Islamabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Peshawar PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Quetta PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Sialkot PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Attock PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Gujranwala PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Jehlum PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Multan PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Bahawalpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Gujrat PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Nawabshah PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Chakwal PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Hyderabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Nowshehra PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Sargodha PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Faisalabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Mirpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696


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