Court grants 2-day physical remand of Fawad Chaudhry in sedition case

08:43 PM | 25 Jan, 2023
Court grants 2-day physical remand of Fawad Chaudhry in sedition case
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ISLAMABAD – A local court in the country’s federal capital on Wednesday granted the police two-day physical remand of PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry in a case pertaining to alleged sedition.

Duty Magistrate Naveed Khan announced the reserved verdict, and adjourned the hearing till January 27.

Reports in local media suggest that Islamabad police earlier filed a plea seeking 8-day physical remand of a defiant politician who was detained early Wednesday from his Lahore residence amidst raging political tension in the South Asian nation.

Duty Magistrate Naveed Khan heard the plea while the PTI leader was presented before the court with difficulty as a large number of his party activists and leaders flocked to court.

During the argument, ECP counsel Saad Hassan, linked Chaudhry’s remarks with organised campaign to malign state institutions, saying PTI leader publicly provoked masses against institution.

Earlier in the day, police produced PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry in court in the federal capital hours after he was arrested from his residence in Lahore for allegedly hurling threats at the officials of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

The former information minister was taken to the court of the duty magistrate Naveed Khan in handcuffs amid tight security.

During the hearing, a lawyer for the ECP said the upcoming elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were being targeted intentionally, adding that Fawad Chaudhry attempted to incite people against the electoral body through his statement.

The former information minister said sedition charges had been included in the case against him, adding that the election commission was neither state or not the government.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 31, 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 March 31, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.8 286.6
Euro EUR 306 309
UK Pound Sterling GBP 347.5 351
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 79.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.6 76.4
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.99 761.99
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.7
China Yuan CNY 41.25 41.65
Danish Krone DKK 41.26 41.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.67 934.67
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 736.34 744.35
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.25 310.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 31 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 208,200 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,500.   

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 190,849.

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 208,200 PKR 2,470
Karachi PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Islamabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Peshawar PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Quetta PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sialkot PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Attock PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujranwala PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Jehlum PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Multan PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Bahawalpur PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujrat PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nawabshah PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Chakwal PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Hyderabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nowshehra PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sargodha PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Faisalabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470


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