Justice Shaukat Siddiqui asks CJP to constitute judicial commission over meddling allegations

09:26 PM | 22 Jul, 2018
Justice Shaukat Siddiqui asks CJP to constitute judicial commission over meddling allegations
ISLAMABAD - The senior puisne judge of Islamabad High Court (IHC), Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui has requested Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar to constitute a judicial commission to probe into his allegations against the country's premier spy agency made during a controversial speech yesterday.

In a letter written to the CJP, Justice Siddiqui said that a commission be formed with a retired or serving judge as its head.

Justice Siddiqui made headlines on Saturday after he alleged that officers of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), were directly involved into manipulating the judicial affairs in the country.

He added in the letter that the judge should not be someone who took oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order, instated by former military dictator Pervez Musharraf in 2007.

The IHC judge stated in his letter that he stated facts about the prevailing situation without any fear.

He demanded that a commission be formed to “probe the authenticity and truthfulness of the presented facts” and that the proceedings be open so that lawyers, media and civil society can attend and report on the same.

Earlier on Sunday, the CJP took notice of Justice Siddiqui's controversial speech at Rawalpindi Bar Association.

The apex court’s spokesman said in a statement that Justice Nisar has summoned the record of Justice Siddiqui’s speech from Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).

Pakistan’s military has also asked the Supreme Court to probe and take appropriate action against Justice Siddiqui over his serious allegations against the state institutions.


USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee continues recovery against dollar, rises by Rs1.04 in interbank

KARACHI – The Pakistani rupee continued its positive trajectory against the US dollar in the interbank market on Thursday with the local currency’s recovery relating to crackdown launched against hoarders and outflows of the foreign currency through unlawful means.

During the intraday trading, PKR moved up against the USD, and hovered at 287.73, with an increase of Rs1.04, in the interbank market.

Yesterday, the Pakistani rupee appreciated 0.36pc to settle at 288.75.

Last week, the government said a crackdown to prevent cross-border smuggling was initiated across Pakistan. The country’s central bank also stepped up supervision of the foreign exchange market, ordering banks to set up separate entities to conduct forex transactions.

The SBP also introduced structural reforms in the exchange companies’ sector to provide better services and to ensure a transparent system.

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 28, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,600 on Thursday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 177,700. 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.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 28 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Karachi PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Islamabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Peshawar PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Quetta PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Sialkot PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Attock PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Gujranwala PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Jehlum PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Multan PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Bahawalpur PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Gujrat PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Nawabshah PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Chakwal PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Hyderabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Nowshehra PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Sargodha PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Faisalabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Mirpur PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495


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