Cipher case: Imran Khan, Qureshi’s judicial remand extended till Oct 10

11:43 AM | 26 Sep, 2023
Cipher case: Imran Khan, Qureshi’s judicial remand extended till Oct 10
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi are set to remain in custody for the next 14 days as a special court, established under the Official Secrets Act, has extended their judicial remand until October 10 in the cipher case.

This decision was reached during a hearing conducted by Judge Abual Hasnat Zulqarnain at the Attock jail.

During the court proceedings, PTI lawyers, including Barrister Salman Safdar, Latif Khosa, Umer Niazi, and Naeem Panjutha, were present, along with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) team. Shah Mahmood Qureshi, handcuffed and accompanied by the FIA team, was brought to the Federal Judicial Complex, where his judicial remand was extended until October 10.

Last month, Imran Khan and Shah Mahmood Qureshi were booked under the Official Secrets Act by the FIA for allegedly mishandling classified documents for political gain. The FIR against them stated that they communicated information from a secret classified document to the unauthorized public, twisting facts to achieve personal and ulterior motives detrimental to state security.

Following their arrests, a special court was established under the Official Secrets Act to try the accused. Lawyer Latif Khosa expressed frustration over the delay in submitting the challan by the FIA, which would have allowed Imran Khan to be granted bail. He also raised concerns about violations of the law and the Constitution.

During a brief interaction with journalists, Shah Mahmood Qureshi emphasized the importance of the PTI’s participation in elections, stating that elections without the PTI would be “meaningless” and “worthless.” He maintained the innocence of PTI leadership and stressed the need for transparent elections as the solution to prevailing issues. Qureshi asserted that the country would suffer irreparable losses without transparent elections and that people would lose faith in the democratic system.

The cipher case stems from a controversy in March 2022 when Imran Khan claimed to possess a cipher from a foreign nation that suggested his government’s removal from power. The case has since involved allegations of misuse of the cipher for political purposes and audio leaks that implicated Khan and other leaders in discussions related to the cipher. The matter has been the subject of investigation and legal proceedings, with Imran Khan challenging summons from the FIA, leading to his recent arrest and remand extension.


Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies

Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 3 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.15 287.95
Euro EUR 309.9 310.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4 360.05
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45 77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold prices increase in Pakistan; check out today gold rates in Pakistan - 3 December 2023  

The price of gold increased by thousands of rupees due to an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 3 December 2023

On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,800 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,450.

Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs201,482, 21 karat rate costs Rs192,325 and 18k gold rate is Rs164,850.

Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Sunday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Karachi PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Islamabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Peshawar PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Quetta PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Sialkot PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Attock PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Gujranwala PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Jehlum PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Multan PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Bahawalpur PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Gujrat PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Nawabshah PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Chakwal PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Hyderabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Nowshehra PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Sargodha PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Faisalabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Mirpur PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730


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