PESHAWAR – Former provincial chief secretary Azam Khan on Saturday took oath as the caretaker chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
KP Governor Haji Ghulam Ali administered oath to Azam Khan, who was nominated for the post unanimously by the government and opposition a day earlier, at a ceremony attended by several officials.
Earlier in the day, the governor signed an order appoint Khan at the coveted post on the recommendation of outgoing Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and leader of opposition Akram Durrani.
The government and opposition announced the name for the coveted post during a joint presser. Earlier, two others members including Zafarullah Khan and Sahibzada Saeed were also considered.
Mahmood Khan announced that both sides picked Azam Khan for being a person who is acceptable to all, and further mentioned PTI nominated him after consulting with party leadership.
The recent development comes days after the provincial legislature of KP stood dissolved after the governor signed the CM’s summary for the dissolution of the KP assembly.
Former bureaucrat Muhammad Azam Khan completed his education at the University of Peshawar, and then went to Lincoln’s Inn, London to complete his Barrister-at-Law degree.
He served in the Government of Pakistan for years. During his service, he holds crucial portfolios in the Finance, Planning & Development Department and Federal Secretary Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources, and Federal Secretary Ministry of Religious Affairs.
Azam Khan also served as the Chief Secretary and Secretary of different ministries in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on April 01 , 2023 (Saturday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||350.5||354|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.11||36.46|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||176.37||178.38|
|Qatari Riyal||QAR|| |
|Swiss Franc||CHF||310.26|| |
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 209,000 on Saturday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs179,190.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Karachi||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Islamabad||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Peshawar||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Quetta||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Sialkot||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Attock||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Gujranwala||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Jehlum||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Multan||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Gujrat||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Nawabshah||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Chakwal||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Hyderabad||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Nowshehra||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Sargodha||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Faisalabad||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Mirpur||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
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