ISLAMABAD – Amid widespread crackdown against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Defence Minister Khawaja Asif claimed mulling all options to ban the former ruling party after the May 9 attacks.
Speaking with media in Islamabad, the PML-N stalwart said the coalition government was looking for all-out options to outlaw Imran Khan-led party, saying his nefarious gambit of attacking military installations will never going to repeat.
Asif, known for his outspoken personality, linked PTI’s protests in line with New Delhi’s plan. He said archrival India was pleased as Imran Khan and his supporters fulfilled their long-due thirst by attacking monuments of national heroes and vandalising the state assets.
The senior minister also clarified that attacks on sensitive installations were not spontaneous but pre-planned, as he alleged ousted prime minister Imran Khan and his close members of attacking Army Headquarters and Corps Commander House.
Earlier, Pakistani Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah also confirmed that the legal team of the ruling alliance was reviewing the matter in light of several revelations that could lead to a reference being filed against the PTI.
As the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is set to take big step to outlaw Imran Khan-led PTI, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) opposed the proposal.
Human rights activists also opposed the move, saying any attempt to dissolve the country’s leading party would likely further plunge the South Asian nation into a deeper political crisis.
Pakistani rupee continued its momentum against the US dollar, and orther currencies in the open market on Thursday, as the local currency also improved in the inter-bank market.
On Thursday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.
Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.41||36.76|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.54||176.54|
Gold price in Pakistan remained under pressure as the yellow metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.
On Thursday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,100 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,130.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,000, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs189,960 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,825.00 for each tola.
In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Thursday.
Today Gold Price in Pakistan (4 September 2023)
|Lahore||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Karachi||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Quetta||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Attock||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Multan||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|