Shehbaz Sharif be given facilities, orders court after PM Imran vows to treat Opp as ordinary prisoners

Web Desk 06:55 PM | 21 Oct, 2020
Shehbaz Sharif be given facilities, orders court after PM Imran vows to treat Opp as ordinary prisoners

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.

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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)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 263.9 266.15
Euro EUR 275.75 278.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 313 316
U.A.E Dirham AED 69.75 70.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 67.25 67.9
Australian Dollar AUD 178.5 180.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 644.19 652.19
Canadian Dollar CAD 187.5 189.70
China Yuan CNY 35.71 36.11
Danish Krone DKK 35.38 35.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 30.94 31.29
Indian Rupee INR 2.97 3.08
Japanese Yen JPY 2.50 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 793.10 802.15
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 57.02 57.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 156.69 158.69
Norwegians Krone NOK 24.46 24.76
Omani Riyal OMR 629.39 637.39
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 66.54 67.24
Singapore Dollar SGD 184.38 186.38
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 23.81
Swiss Franc CHF 263.01 265.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.38 7.53

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.

City Gold Silver
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


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