Pakistan Bar Council member demands full court bench to investigate Justice Siddiqui's concerns

06:26 PM | 23 Jul, 2018
Pakistan Bar Council member demands full court bench to investigate Justice Siddiqui's concerns
LAHORE - Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) has been urged to stand with justice and support the demand of forming a full Supreme Court bench to probe into the claims made by Justice Shaukat Siddiqui about secret agencies meddling in judicial matters.

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.

Sarfraz Ali
Sarfraz Ali

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


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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