ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday acquitted former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani of corruption charges.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had filed a petition with the ECP seeking disqualification of the PPP leader from the Senate seat.
Announcing its decision on Friday, the ECP said no evidence of corruption against Gilani was found.
However, the ECP directed the District Election Commissioner of Islamabad to take action against former prime minister's son Ali Haider Gilani, MNA Faheem Khan and Jamil Ahmad Khan for their involvement in corrupt practices.
The PTI had filed a petition seeking disqualification of PPP Senator Gilani last year, asking the electoral body not to notify Gilani’s victory on a general seat from Islamabad in the Senate election. The petition was filed by PTI’s Farrukh Habib, Maleeka Bokhari and Kanwal Shauzab.
The lawmakers had based their petition on a controversial audio clip of Sindh Minister Nasir Hussain Shah purportedly bargaining with four PTI lawmakers for their votes ahead of the Senate election. A video showing Ali Haider Gilani explaining to some PTI MNAs how to waste their vote in the Senate election was also submitted to the ECP.
Gilani had defeated PTI candidate Hafeez Shaikh in the Senate election, triggering a debate in political circles about cracks in the then ruling coalition, which had a majority in the National Assembly.
Later, the then prime minister Imran Khan took the vote of confidence from the assembly to show that he was enjoying the support of the majority.
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 May 31, 2023 (Wednesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||382||385|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.44||36.79|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||172.79||174.79|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,300 on Wednesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,160.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Karachi||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Islamabad||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Peshawar||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Quetta||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Sialkot||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Attock||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Gujranwala||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Jehlum||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Multan||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Gujrat||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Nawabshah||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Chakwal||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Hyderabad||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Nowshehra||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Sargodha||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Faisalabad||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Mirpur||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
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