ISLAMABAD – Islamabad High Court (IHC) has set January 7, 2022, as the date for framing charges against Shamim and others in a case related to a news report quoting an affidavit attributed to the ex-judge in which he accused Saqib Nisar of judicial interference.
Shamim and the publication reporter appeared before the court today. At the outset of the hearing, Chief Justice Athar Minallah said that the affidavit has made this court dubious and asked that why the court should not decide to indict him in the contempt case.
Shamim reportedly opened his original affidavit and submitted it on the court's instructions. Justice Minallah asked Shamim if the document was the former judge's affidavit and whether he had sealed it himself to which Shamim replied in positive.
Meanwhile, former GB chief justice Rana Shamim has trashed a news report about his affidavit, saying he was alone while notarising his affidavit in London.
Upon his arrival at the Islamabad High Court (IHC) for the hearing of the contempt of court case against him, the ex-judge was questioned about the report which mentioned that he took the oath and signed an affidavit in the PML-N supremo’s office in the British capital.
Shamim rejected the claims of signing the affidavit in Sharif’s office. He said I was alone at the time of signing the affidavit.
The affidavit which sparked a new controversy mentioned an alleged incident mentioning the former top judge Saqib Nisar of trying to coerce a judgment from a sitting IHC judge against the deposed PM Nawaz Sharif and his daughter.
Previously, the court ordered the former judge to submit his original affidavit in three previous hearings, warning that charges would be framed if the maker of the affidavit failed to produce it.
Pakistani rupee witnessed marginal losses against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market.
On Wednesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.6 for selling and 288.65 for buying purposes.
Euro price stands at 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 360 for buying, and 363 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78.25 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||360||363|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.24||36.59|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – The gold price moved up down in the local market in line with massive increase in international market.
On Wednesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,000, and the price for 10-gram gold saw an increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,900.
Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,830, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,750 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,500.00.
In international market, the price of precious metal went up by $29 to settle at $2,044 per ounce.
|Lahore||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Karachi||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Quetta||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Attock||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Multan||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|