ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz on Monday expressed concerns over dual standards of judiciary in cases against PML-N, its coalition partners and PTI.
She was addressing a fiery press conference along with leaders of coalition partners, including Maulana Fazlur Rahman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Khalid Magsi, Mohsin Dawar and Aimal Wali Khan, ahead of the hearing of a petition against Punjab chief minister’s election in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Last week, a three-member bench, comprising Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Muneeb, clipped powers of Hamza Shahbaz as chief minister after PML-Q leader Pervaiz Elahi challenged his election in the top court. The apex court remarked that Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Dost Mohammad Mazari’s ruling to reject PML-Q’s ten votes is prima facie wrong.
Maryam Nawaz expressed concerns over the three-member bench as she feared one-sided decision in the Punjab CM election case. “Bench fixing is also crime similar to match fixing,” she said while demanding the chief justice to form a full court bench to hear the petition.
She said that institutions are insulted from within and not outside, adding that an entire case is blown up with one wrong decision. “Rights decisions trigger no criticism,” she said.
Maryam said that ever since Hamza became the chief minister, PTI leaders have been repeatedly approaching the top court.
Referring to the PTI's July 22 petition against the chief minister's election, Maryam said that the workers of the Imran Khan’s party broken into the building of the top court’s Lahore registry, adding that it was opened in the night to facilitate PTI.
She recalled that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was removed on a baseless Iqama case, adding that it was also for the first time in Pakistan’s history that the court formed joint investigation teams against PML-N.
“I was put in death cell but Imran Khan’s sister was asked to pay fine and get free,” she highlighted, adding that the top court also closed various cases against PTI government, including BRT.
Fazlur Rahaman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and other coalition partners endorsed Maryam Nawaz’s statement and demanded that a full court bench to hear case against Punjab CM election.
Pakistani rupee continue to witness further losses against US dollar in the open market on despite positive economic indicators and massive surge in Stock Market.
On Tuesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.1 for selling and 288.15 for buying purposes for customers.
Euro price moves down by Rs2 to 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling after increase.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.24||36.59|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – Gold continues to move upward in local market amid surge in international rates.
On Tuesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,600, and the price for 10-gram gold saw increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,557.
Globally, yellow metal went up by $12 to settle at $2,015 per ounce.
Last week, per tola gold price increased by Rs800 per tola, and it hovers around two month high.
|Lahore||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Karachi||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Quetta||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Attock||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Multan||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|