ISLAMABAD – The federal government on Wednesday removed Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman as the chairman of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee nearly after 19 years.
According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Religious Affairs about the restructuring of the top moon sighting committee, Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad, who is Grand Imam of Lahore’s famous Badshahi Mosque, has been appointed as new head of the committee.
The development comes months after the outgoing chairman engaged in a row with Minister of Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain over the moon sighting matter on both Eids.
The other members of the committee include Dr Raghib Hussain Naeemi, Allama Muhammad Hussain Akbar, Moulana Fataur Rahirn, Dr Yaseen Zafar, Mufti Muhammad lqbal Chishti, Dr Mufti Ali Asghar, Mufti Faisal Ahmed, Syed All Karar Naqvi, Mufti Yousaf Nashrniri, Hafit Abdul Ghafoor, Mufti Faral-E-Jamil Rixvi, Mufti Qari Mirullah, Sahibzada Syed Habibullah Chishti, Mufti Zameer Sajid, Representative of SUPARCO, representative of MET Department, representative of Ministry of Science and Technology and representative of the ministry of religious affairs.
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 February 7, 2022 (Tuesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||331.71||332.41|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.08||35.43|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.19||176.19|
KARACHI – The gold price in Pakistan dropped by Rs4,300 per tola to reach Rs200,000 on Tuesday as it lost ground on second consecutive day after witnessing mostly bullish trend last week.
As per the All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA), the price of 10 grams of 24 carats gold decreased by Rs3,686 to settle at Rs171,468.
On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.
In the international market, the commodity dropped by $1 to reach $1,869 per ounce.
Meanwhile, silver prices in the domestic market slumped by Rs20 per tola and Rs17.14 per 10 grams to reach at Rs2,230 and Rs1,911, respectively.