Under the emergency rules, the Erdogan-led government is expected to take swift and decisive steps against the forces who plotted the coup and the supporters of Fethullah Gullen - a Turkish cleric who has been blamed for planning the coup by Erdogan.
The emergency law will allow the president and the cabinet to bypass the parliament to introduce new laws and to limit or suspend the fundamental rights and freedoms of the citizens.
Announcing the emergency rule, the Turkish president said that it was the most suitable and required measurement to identify and punish all those who had committed high treason by attempting a coup against his government.
"The purpose of the declaration of the state of emergency is to quicken the effective action against all the dangers for democracy, the rule of law and rights of our citizens," said Erdogan.
Referring to the recent criticism by Western countries of his government's vast crackdown after the failed coup, he said the West had no rights to criticize him for imposing emergency.
Prior to imposing the emergency law, President Erdogan held a nearly five-hour-long meeting of the Turkish National Security Council.
In a statement released before the meeting, he said the purge within the higher ranks of government was not over yet. He also shared his suspicion that foreign countries were involved in the attempt to overthrow his government.
On the occasion, he categorically denied the allegation that he was becoming authoritarian after the coup.
"We will remain within a democratic parliamentary system and never step out of it," he maintained.
About 60,000 soldiers, police, judges, civil servants and teachers have been suspended, detained or are under investigation since the Friday's military coup attempt. 360 serving generals were also among those detained by Erdogan government.
Meanwhile, more than 20,000 teachers and administrators have also been suspended from the Education Ministry and several academics have been barred from travelling abroad.
Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers ...
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 February 03, 2023 (Friday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||333.31||333.61|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||34.19||34.54|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.25||175.25|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 212,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs182,530.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.
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 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Karachi||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Islamabad||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Peshawar||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Quetta||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Sialkot||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Attock||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Gujranwala||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Jehlum||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Multan||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Gujrat||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Nawabshah||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Chakwal||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Hyderabad||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Nowshehra||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Sargodha||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Faisalabad||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Mirpur||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|