LAHORE – Ousted premier and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has secured protective bail in two separate cases under terrorism charges. The bail will remain effective till March 27.
Reports in local media said a two-member bench of the court led by Justice Shahbaz Rizvi heard the plea of PTI chief seeking protective bail.
Khan, who was accompanied by several PTI leaders including Fawad Chaudhry, party lawyers and private security guards, reiterated claims that his life is in danger.
On Tuesday, former premier appeared before Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh as the court took up PTI’s contempt petition against the police operation. The hearing commenced, Khan appeared at the rostrum and recalled the police action.
After listening to Imran's plight, the court directed the government lawyer to seek directions regarding the Zaman Park operation and present in the court. The judge also warned of initiating contempt proceedings against all those who are sitting in the media and making a joke of the judiciary.
Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman moved the court to get the protective bail in two terrorism cases filed in Islamabad. The former prime minister, who left his Zaman Park residence a while ago, is on his way to the high court.
The cases were registered following the clashes between the PTI workers and the police outside the Federal Judicial Complex after former prime minister Imran Khan reached there in Toshakhana case.
The FIR stated that the workers destroyed a police checkpost and broke the main gate of the judicial complex.
On Monday, the coalition government, a 13-party ruling alliance, condemned the attacks on police and Rangers on the alleged orders of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and decided to take strong action against those who violated the law.
According to an official statement, the decision was made during a six-hour-long meeting of the heads of the component parties of the PDM with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in the chair.
KARACHI – The Pakistani rupee on Tuesday continued its ascent, trading at less than Rs290 against the US dollar in the morning interbank market, primarily due to stringent measures in the financial sector.
The US dollar was valued at Rs289.78 around 9:48 am, as reported by the Forex Association of Pakistan, marking a decrease of Rs1.18 from the previous day’s closing rate of Rs290.86.
This ongoing rise in the value of the rupee follows the crackdown on illegal dollar trading initiated earlier this month, with strong support from the military.
In the open market, the rupee also made gains against the dollar, trading at Rs292 compared to the previous day’s rate of Rs293, according to the Exchange Companies Association of Pakistan.
Saad Bin Naseer, the director of the financial services platform Mettis Global, noted that this marked the 16th consecutive day of appreciation for the PKR, amounting to nearly a 6% increase.
Naseer attributed this surge primarily to administrative measures, stating that it seems the government’s crackdown on speculative elements contributing to rupee depreciation is having an effect.
He also suggested that if this trend persists and the Afghan border remains closed, the rupee could continue to appreciate in the future. However, he emphasized the importance of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) into export-oriented sectors for long-term stability.
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 210,100 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs180,130.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.
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 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Karachi||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Islamabad||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Peshawar||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Quetta||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Sialkot||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Attock||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Gujranwala||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Jehlum||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Multan||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Gujrat||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Nawabshah||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Chakwal||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Hyderabad||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Nowshehra||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Sargodha||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Faisalabad||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Mirpur||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|