ISLAMABAD – Ousted Pakistani premier Imran Khan has challenged the amendments in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Ordinance approved by the Sharif-led coalition government in the Supreme Court, while announcing holding nationwide rallies.
The PTI Chairman earlier hinted at challenging the amendments in the court which he said equal to legitimising corruption.
Khan in his petition requested the court to adjudicate upon questions of great public importance with reference to the enforcement of fundamental rights of citizens maintaining that tweaks into NAB law were person-specific.
National Assembly and the Senate passed the Elections (Amendment) Bill 2022 and the National Accountability (Second Amendment) Bill 2021 earlier this month.
Imran earlier condemned the amendments and claimed that the ruling elite would take benefit from the amendments.
On the other hand, the firebrand politician announced holding anti-government public gatherings across Pakistan with him addressing the main event at Parade Ground in the capital.
In a video message, the PTI chief said the demonstration will be held next Saturday evening for Islamabad locals and those from Rawalpindi.
Khan urged the masses to come to the streets for the future of upcoming generations, alleging that the incumbent government was trying to spread fear. The former premier urged people to break the ‘idol of fear’, cautioning that it will make them slaves.
Taking a hit at the new federal government, he said the increased tax provisions in the budget troubled the distressed salaried class. He maintained that ‘super tax’ would lead to inflation and unemployment.
Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Sunday.
On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.
Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 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||36.37||36.72|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.33||177.33|
Gold prices decreased in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.
On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs216,300, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs185,450.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs198,274, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs189,263 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,225 for each tola.
In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Sunday.
|Lahore||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Karachi||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Islamabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Peshawar||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Quetta||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Sialkot||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Attock||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Gujranwala||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Jehlum||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Multan||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Gujrat||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Nawabshah||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Chakwal||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Hyderabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Nowshehra||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Sargodha||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Faisalabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Mirpur||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|