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

Sarfraz Ali 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.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 1, 2023

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)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 310.9 314.15
Euro EUR 330 333.3
UK Pound Sterling GBP 382.5 386.3
U.A.E Dirham AED 84.8 85.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 82.2 83
Australian Dollar AUD 201 203
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.25 766.25
Canadian Dollar CAD 227 229.2
China Yuan CNY 40.26 40.66
Danish Krone DKK 41.04 41.44
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.39 36.74
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.25 2.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 927.17 936.17
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.79 174.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 740.96 748.96
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.37 79.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 220 222
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.66
Swiss Franc CHF 315.04 317.54
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – June 1, 2023

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.

City Gold Silver
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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