PM Nawaz to attend Parliament after long absence, but will he be welcomed?

Hamza Rao 06:06 PM | 29 Jul, 2016
PM Nawaz to attend Parliament after long absence, but will he be welcomed?
ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to attend Parliamentary after a long absence and may issue a policy statement in the upcoming joint session, but opposition parties have said that they would give a tough time to the PM on several counts.

Main opposition parties (Pakistan Peoples' Party & Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf) will raise issues about the legitimacy of approving the federal budget 2016-17 via Skype in a cabinet meeting, reportedly concealing facts in the declaration of assets and passing the budget without announcing the National Finance Commission Award.

PPP and PTI have also recently submitted references against the Prime Minister seeking disqualification of five PML-N leaders including the premier himself and his brother, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

Sources in Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs said the government would seek to block the ‘Panama Papers bill, 2016 (Inquiry and Trial) that was framed to facilitate the investigation of Panama leaks.

On the special instructions of PM, almost all Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz members have been told to ensure their presence both in the upcoming National Assembly and the joint session of parliament.

According to sources, the government will adopt a careful approach in the upcoming sessions to avoid embarrassment, as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to participate in the proceedings.

According to the sources, the federal government has decided to summon a National Assembly session on August 1 seven days before its previous notification to call it on August 8. The purpose of withdrawing NA session on August 8 is to ensure presence of ruling party members to pass ‘The anti-honor killing laws (amendment) bill’ and ‘Anti-rape laws (criminal laws amendment) bill’ in the joint session of parliament, scheduled for August 2.

The sources said that the joint session of parliament would continue for two to three days, till the completion of legislation on both controversial bills. The joint session is expected to be summoned this week.


Hamza Rao
Hamza Rao

Hamza Rao is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan. He can be reached at He tweets at @HamzaRaoxxx


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 January 26, 2023 (Thursday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 253.4 255.15
Euro EUR 274 276.6
UK Pound Sterling GBP 311 314
U.A.E Dirham AED 68.7 69.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 66.4 67
Australian Dollar AUD 176 178
Bahrain Dinar BHD 615.68 620.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 186 188
China Yuan CNY 34.12 34.37
Danish Krone DKK 33.83 34.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 29.52 29.87
Indian Rupee INR 2.81 2.89
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 756.69 761.69
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 52.59 53.04
New Zealand Dollar NZD 148.33 149.53
Norwegians Krone NOK 22.43 22.73
Omani Riyal OMR 600.37 604.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 63.5 64
Singapore Dollar SGD 178 179.3
Swedish Korona SEK 21.78 22.08
Swiss Franc CHF 250.23 251.98
Thai Bhat THB 6.98 7.08

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs190,900 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs163,670.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs150,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 173,200.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Karachi PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Islamabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Peshawar PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Quetta PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Sialkot PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Attock PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Gujranwala PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Jehlum PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Multan PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Bahawalpur PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Gujrat PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Nawabshah PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Chakwal PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Hyderabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Nowshehra PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Sargodha PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Faisalabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Mirpur PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100


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