IHC admits petitions against Zardari for initial hearing

06:57 PM | 29 Jan, 2019
IHC admits petitions against Zardari for initial hearing
ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice Islamabad High Court (CJIHC) Athar Minallah Tuesday removed the objections of Registrar Office on petitions challenging the eligibility of former president and PPP’s Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari as Member of National Assembly(MNA) and admitted them for the initial hearing.

The court, however, asked the petitioners to satisfy the bench that it was a matter of public interest and should be heard on the priority basis.

IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah conducted hearing on two petitions filed by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar and Khurram Sher Zaman seeking disqualification of Zardari under Article 62(1)(F) of Constitution for concealing assets.

During the hearing, Justice Minallah remarked that why the political matters were brought into courts. The political conflicts should be addressed at the relevant forums like Parliament, he further said.

He said that the Registrar Office had objected on petitions and stated that ECP was the relevant forum for this topic.

The petitioners’ counsel Sikandar Bashir Mehmand pleaded before the court that this was a petition seeking Zardari’s disqualification under Article 62(1)(F) of Constitution which was filed on basis of verified documents.

He argued that the Sindh High Court (SHC) had earlier given a verdict that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was not the relevant forum for such matters.

After hearing the arguments, the court removed the objections of registrar office and accepted the petitions for initial hearing. Chief Justice Athar Minallah remarked that the petitioners had to satisfy the bench that this was a matter of public interests and should be heard on the priority basis.

He observed that the petitioners should have approached the investigation departments as they already knew that there were a number of pending cases in IHC. Why the court should hear this case on the priority basis, he remarked.

The IHC chief-justice observed that the court had to see a number of cases of the people those were in jails. This was the time to strengthen the Parliament, he said, adding that the House should form a special committee to view this matter.

The court adjourned the hearing of the case for an indefinite time.


Pakistani rupee remains stable against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check forex rates

Pakistani rupee remained stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Friday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Friday, the US dollar remained stable and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.

Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 8 December 2023

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.2 286.15
Euro EUR 308 311
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.4 78.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 757.23 765.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.89 40.29
Danish Krone DKK 41.19 41.59
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.41 36.71
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 921.71 930.71
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.02 61.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.54 176.54
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.05 26.35
Omani Riyal OMR 739.62 747.62
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.22 78.92
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.12 27.42
Swiss Franc CHF 324.94 327.44
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

Gold prices in Pakistan increase; Check out latest rates here

Gold price in Pakistan increased as the yellow metal witnessed an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 8 December 2023

On Friday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,400 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,390.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate is Rs163,050 each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Friday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

Today Gold Price in Pakistan (8 December 2023)

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Karachi PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Islamabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Peshawar PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Quetta PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Sialkot PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Attock PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Gujranwala PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Jehlum PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Multan PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Bahawalpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Gujrat PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Nawabshah PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Chakwal PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Hyderabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Nowshehra PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Sargodha PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Faisalabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Mirpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583


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