SC to determine whether Imran Khan lied as parliamentarian or not, remarks CJP in disqualification case

Haider Ali 03:15 PM | 23 Oct, 2017
SC to determine whether Imran Khan lied as parliamentarian or not, remarks CJP in disqualification case
ISLAMABAD - The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar remarked on Monday that the three-member bench currently hearing the disqualification case regarding Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan was to determine whether the respondent lied as a member of parliament or not.

Resuming the hearing of landmark case filed by Pakistan Muslim league nawaz leader Haneef Abbasi, the Chief Justice observed that the apex court wanted the parties to get a proper chance in the case to present arguments and seek to uncover the truth of the case.

The CJP revealed that the petitioner Haneef Abbasi had objected to Imran Khan changing his stance.

The Chief Justice conveyed to  Imran Khan's counsel Naeem Bukhari that he presented his arguments in haste adding that the bench needed some time to process the information.

Abbasi’s counsel Akram Sheikh said that Imran Khan changed his stance seven times during the case proceedings adding that the new documents submitted by the PTI chairman were ‘insulting’.

The Chief Justice remarked that when a case goes towards its final decision, new things emerge, adding that the apex court was not holding a trial.

The Chief Justice observed that they want to examine the documents themselves.

"We are saving investigation commission’s time this way," he observed further.

The case has been adjourned until tomorrow when the counsel of Tareen will resume his arguments.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


ISLAMABAD – Pakistani rupee finally ended its losing streak against US dollar on Tuesday, gaining Rs4.43 after massive depreciation over the last week.

During the intra-day trading, the rupee was hovering at 266.75 with an appreciation of around 1.07 percent as talks between Pakistan and IMF underway for a stalled bailout programme.

Earlier on Monday, the rupee plunged by Rs7 and the greenback touched all-time high of Rs272. Last week, the local currency dropped by Rs24.54 in the interbank market – the largest single-day depreciation in more than two decades.

Finance experts linked the rupee’s recovery to exporters offloading some of their proceeds as remittances and export continued days after dollar cap was removed.

The country of over 220 million is facing a worst economic crisis with the forex reserved held by the country’s central bank remaining at critical $3.68 billion which were not enough to cover a month's import.

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs205,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,530.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs162,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 182,100.

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 205,900 PKR 2,370
Karachi PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Islamabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Peshawar PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Quetta PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Sialkot PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Attock PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Gujranwala PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Jehlum PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Multan PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Bahawalpur PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Gujrat PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Nawabshah PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Chakwal PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Hyderabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Nowshehra PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Sargodha PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Faisalabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Mirpur PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370


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