ISLAMABAD – A district and sessions court on Friday sent Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Fawad Chaudhry to jail on a 14-day judicial remand in a sedition case.
Police requested the court for an extension in the physical remand, however, the court rejected the plea while announcing the verdict.
The former federal minister was presented in an Islamabad district and sessions court amid tight security on Friday after his two-day physical remand expired.
On Jan 25, an Islamabad court had granted police two-day physical remand of Fawad, hours after he was arrested from Lahore for “threatening” the electoral body’s members and their families.
The case is being heard in the courtroom of Judge Raja Waqas Ahmed.
At the offset of the hearing today, the election commission’s lawyer Saad Hassan, who is the prosecutor in the case, informed the court that the PTI leader’s voice matching had been completed. He requested an extension in remand as Fawad had to be taken to Lahore for a photogrammetric test.
The prosecutor contended before the court that the former federal minister was inciting hatred against a constitutional institution.
Heavy contingents of Frontier Corps personnel and police are present outside the court premises. Some PTI workers also clashed with policemen.
Media personnel, former human rights minister Shireen Mazari and ex-SAPM Zulfi Bukhari among other PTI leaders were stopped by police from going inside the courtroom.
تحریک انصاف کے رہنماؤں کو پولیس کی جانب سے عدالت میں داخلے سے روکا جا رہاہے #فواد_چوہدری_کو_رہا_کروJanuary 27, 2023
KARACHI – Pakistani rupee continues to face blows against the US dollar in the inter-bank market as the deadlock between Islamabad and IMF continues.
During the intraday trading on Tuesday, the local currency dropped against the US dollar, moving down nearly 0.06 percent. Before noon, PKR was being traded at 286.37, with a decline of Rs0.18.
Earlier this week, the embattled rupee faced a setback and it was closed at 286.19 against the greenback in the inter-bank.
The rupee continues to face back-to-back blows amid deadlock between the Pakistani government and the multilateral lender.
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 228,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Karachi||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Islamabad||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Peshawar||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Quetta||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Sialkot||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Attock||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Gujranwala||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Jehlum||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Multan||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Gujrat||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Nawabshah||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Chakwal||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Hyderabad||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Nowshehra||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Sargodha||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Faisalabad||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Mirpur||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
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