LAHORE – An accountability court has ordered the government to provide facilities in jail to PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif he is entitled to get as Leader of opposition in National Assembly.
The orders come days after Prime Minister Imran Khan at Tiger Forcer convention vowed that political leaders of opposition will now get no VIP jail and they will be put in ordinary jails.
Accountability judge Jawadul Hassan issued the orders after the PML-N leader, who is in jail following his arrest in a money laundering case, moved the court seeking resumption of facilities.
The government has been asked to provide him chair, table, bed and allow him food from home.
Advocate Amjad Pervaiz, a counsel for Shehbaz Sharif, said that jail authorities withdrew the facilities on orders of the government despite the entitlement.
Seeking order for resumption of facilities, he said that his client was suffering from various health issues, adding that despite the illness he has been deprived of home-cooked food and detained at ordinary cell in Kot Lakhpat jail.
Following the arguments, the court ordered the authorities to provide the inmate facilities under the law.
On Oct 18, the prime minister while addressing the convention said that the kind of Imran Khan the opposition will see now would be different.
He said that no political prisoner will get a VIP jail and will be kept in an ordinary jail, adding that no thief will be allowed to attend assembly sessions on production order.
Legal experts are of the view the government will have to amend the laws to fulfil the promise made by the prime minister regarding curbing VIP facilities at jail.
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 January 28, 2023 (Saturday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||313||316|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||30.94||31.29|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||156.69||158.69|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs209,600 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,990.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs157,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 178,500.
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 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Karachi||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Islamabad||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Peshawar||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Quetta||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Sialkot||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Attock||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Gujranwala||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Jehlum||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Multan||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Gujrat||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Nawabshah||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Chakwal||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Hyderabad||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Nowshehra||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Sargodha||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Faisalabad||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Mirpur||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|