Rifts within PML-Q intensify after Shujaat Hussain ‘removed as party president’

06:04 PM | 26 Jan, 2023
Rifts within PML-Q intensify after Shujaat Hussain ‘removed as party president’
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LAHORE – As the differences within the Chaudhry family widen further, the Pakistan Muslim League–Quaid (PML-Q) general council on Thursday “removed” Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain as president of the party.

A meeting of the general council was held at the Pakistan Muslim League House situated at Davis Road in Lahore where former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi and his like-minded party leaders were present.

The council has decided to appoint Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain as the party chief while Kamil Ali Agha has been named as central secretary general to replace Tariq Bashir Cheema.

Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Investments Chaudhry Salik Hussain, the son of Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, rejected the development. He said Shujaat Hussain is constitutionally and legally president of the party and “this truth cannot be denied by hold fake meeting of the council general”.

The development comes more than a week after Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain suspended the membership of Elahi over his statement about merging the PML-Q with the PTI. The then-party president also issued a show cause notice to the former chief minister on his statement, stating: “Your [Elahi] party membership is suspended until the explanation".

In July last year, a bid was also made to remove Shujaat and Cheema from their positions and hold fresh intra-patry elections. However, Shujaat moved the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) which barred the PML-Q from holding intra-party polls.

 The differences within the party started emerging since Parvez Elahi and his son Moonis Elahi-led faction decided to side with PTI chief Imran Khan and form government in Punjab. 


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 24, 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 24, 2023 (Friday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.2 286
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 343.5 347
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.4 76.2
Australian Dollar AUD 187 189.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 749.55 757.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207.2
China Yuan CNY 40.91 41.31
Danish Krone DKK 40.77 41.17
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.92 36.27
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 919.22 928.22
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.66 178.66
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 731.97 739.97
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.43 78.13
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 305.12 307.62
Thai Bhat THB 8.19 8.34

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 24 March 2023

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,500 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,730.   

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 190,880.

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 205,500 PKR 2,350
Karachi PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Islamabad PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Peshawar PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Quetta PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Sialkot PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Attock PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Gujranwala PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Jehlum PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Multan PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Bahawalpur PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Gujrat PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Nawabshah PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Chakwal PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Hyderabad PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Nowshehra PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Sargodha PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Faisalabad PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350
Mirpur PKR 205,500 PKR 2,350


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