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Lahore court approves transitory remand of Fawad Chaudhry in sedition case

Web Desk 08:53 AM | 25 Jan, 2023
Lahore court approves transitory remand of Fawad Chaudhry in sedition case
Source: Hassaan Niazi/Twitter

LAHORE – A local court in the provincial capital has approved PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry's transitory remand to the Islamabad Police hours after the arrest of a defiant politician in a sedition case.

Chaudhry, the senior PTI leader and a close aide of Imran Khan, was produced before Lahore’s Cantt Court for his transitory remand after his arrest in the early hours of Wednesday.

Chaudhry was presented in the court in handcuffs; speaking with media, he said cops detained me in a similar way as they arrest a militant. Comparing himself with anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela, the former minister said he is proud to be booked under the same case in which the former President of South Africa was detained.

The arrest of the former information minister was confirmed by several members of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. PTI leader Farrukh Habib took to Twitter where he confirmed that the capital force held Fawad Chaudhry from his house in Lahore, slamming the ruling alliance for arresting the PTI leader in a ‘state of panic’.

A copy of the FIR lodged against the outspoken politician also surfaced, according to which Chaudhry has been booked under several sections related to sedition, promotion of enmity, criminal intimidation, and statement conducing to public mischief.

The FIR was registered against the PTI leader in Kohsar Police Station on the complaint of the Secretary ECP.

His arrest comes on the heels of PTI workers gathering outside the Zaman Park residence of the party chairman, as activists claimed to avert the incumbent government's plan of arresting Imran Khan.

Following the development, several PTI leaders took to social media to denounce Fawad’s arrest while a clip was also shared by official PTI Twitter account showing police vehicles that PTI claimed were carrying Chaudhry to the federal capital from Lahore.

PTI condemns Fawad's arrest 

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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 February 1, 2023 (Wednesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 269.9 272.85
Euro EUR 290.22 290.82
UK Pound Sterling GBP 330.48 331.18
U.A.E Dirham AED 72.78 73.08
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.23 71.53
Australian Dollar AUD 190 193
Bahrain Dinar BHD 702.68 710.68
Canadian Dollar CAD 201.75 205
China Yuan CNY 39.15 39.55
Danish Krone DKK 38.6 39
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 33.72 34.07
Indian Rupee INR 3.24 3.35
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 865.31 874.31
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.24 62.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.35 173.35
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.06
Omani Riyal OMR 686.49 694.49
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 72.58 73.28
Singapore Dollar SGD 201.2 203.2
Swedish Korona SEK 25.45 25.75
Swiss Franc CHF 286.19 288.69
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs202,000 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs173,190.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs164,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 179,100.

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 202,000 PKR 2,390
Karachi PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Islamabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Peshawar PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Quetta PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Sialkot PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Attock PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Gujranwala PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Jehlum PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Multan PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Bahawalpur PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Gujrat PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Nawabshah PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Chakwal PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Hyderabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Nowshehra PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Sargodha PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Faisalabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Mirpur PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390

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