Justice Shaukat Siddiqui of Islamabad High Court (IHC) blamed Pakistan’s intelligence agency for interfering into the judicial affairs in his controversial speech which made headlines on Saturday.
M Kamran Raheel, a senior member of Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) wrote an email to the country's top lawyers body on Monday and asked them to raise their voice for the constitution of a larger bench comprising full Supreme Court bench to hear this sensitive case.
“As you must be aware by now of the controversy engendered by the speech of Mr Siddiqui, which justifiably raises concerns of all members of the legal fraternity as the same carries with it the potential to shake the faith and confidence of the people of Pakistan in the independence and impartiality of the courts and such allegations require thorough inquiry and probe in an open, transparent and confidence inspiring way”, the email read.
It further said that the DG ISPR had also demanded to the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) for a probe into the Judge's charges and taking an appropriate action.
Justice Siddiqi has also demanded the appointment of an independent Commission of Inquiry and the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar has taken Suo Moto on the subject, he added.
For ensuring the independence of the judiciary and dignity of the court, "I feel that it is imperative for us all that we demand the constitution of a larger bench comprising full Supreme Court to hear this important case. Hope my institution will not let me down by failing to play its due role at this critical time”, it concluded.
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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 June 1, 2023 (Thursday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||382.5||386.3|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.39||36.74|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||172.79||174.79|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 230,500 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,620.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs181,150 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 211,290.
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 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Karachi||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Islamabad||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Peshawar||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Quetta||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Sialkot||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Attock||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Gujranwala||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Jehlum||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Multan||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Gujrat||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Nawabshah||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Chakwal||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Hyderabad||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Nowshehra||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Sargodha||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Faisalabad||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Mirpur||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
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