RAWALPINDI – PTI Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan is travelling back to Lahore after appearing before the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Rawalpindi office to join investigation in the £190 million settlement case.
During the hours long probe, the NAB team sought record of funds related to £190 million from the former premier. The defiant politician reached the NAB office along with his wife Bushra Bibi and a legal team comprising Salman Safdar, Khawaja Haris, Intezar Panjotha, and others.
Earlier in the day, the former premier, his wife Bushra Bibi arrived at Judicial Complex Islamabad and appeared before the accountability court where Judge Muhammad Bashir heard their plea.
After the arguments, the court granted interim bail to Bushra Bibi in the Al-Qadir Trust case till May 31, and directed her to submit surety bonds of Rs 500,000.
Ever since his ouster from the PM’s office through a no-confidence vote in April 2022, the PTI chief has been booked in various cases related to terrorism, sedition and corruption. He was arrested by the NAB on May 9 in the Al-Qadir Trust case in Islamabad. His arrest sparked violent countrywide protests, with angry mobs attacking military installations and setting ablaze government buildings.
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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.
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.
|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|