LHC extends Imran Khan’s protective bail in five cases till March 27

05:34 PM | 24 Mar, 2023
LHC extends Imran Khan’s protective bail in five cases till March 27
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LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday approved extension in protective bail of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan in five cases registered in Islamabad till March 27

A two-member bench, comprising Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh and Justice Anwaar Hussain announced the ruling after the PTI chief's lawyer submitted affidavits that their bail petitions are pending at a court in the federal capital. 

Earlier today, LHC Registrar’s Office had raised objections to the plea stating that Khan had already obtained bail in the cases.

At the outset of the hearing, Khan’s counsel told the bench that his client was seeking protective bail in order to go to the federal capital to appear before courts in cases registered against him.

At this, Justice Sheikh remarked there was no precedence when the protective bail was granted again. The PTI lawyer said it was also beyond his understanding how to get bail as so many cases were registered against the deposed prime minister.

Justice Sheikh said that it would have been better if this petition was filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

At one point, Imran Khan argued himself and said when he last time went to Islamabad, all road were blocked, adding that even today he came in secretly. Khan said he ran from the judicial complex in Islamabad in order to save his life.

When the judge asked if any bail petitions are filed in the trial court, the Khan’s counsel said petitions are currently with the staff of the district and sessions court in the federal capital. At this, Justice Sheikh directed the PTI chief to submit an affidavit in this regard. 


USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee remains stable against dollar amid ongoing talks with IMF

KARACHI – Pakistani rupee, which is facing blows in the open market, remained stable against the US dollar, in the inter-bank market on Wednesday.

The local currency moved slightly upward during the opening hours of trading in the inter-bank market. Before noon, PKR was hovering around 285.22, with a slight increase of Rs0.13.

As the situation remained under control in the interbank market, the rupee hits a fresh record low in the open market and was selling at 315 per dollar.

In a recent development, the IMF mission chief shared positive news, confirming that talks are underway with Pakistani authorities. The resumption of the IMF programme remains important for the crisis-hit country.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 31 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,300 on Wednesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,160.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

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 232,300 PKR 2,485
Karachi PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Islamabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Peshawar PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Quetta PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Sialkot PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Attock PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Gujranwala PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Jehlum PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Multan PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Bahawalpur PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Gujrat PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Nawabshah PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Chakwal PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Hyderabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Nowshehra PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Sargodha PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Faisalabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Mirpur PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485


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