PTI candidate suffers heart attack after Imran Khan withdraws election ticket

Usman Arshad 08:04 PM | 30 Jun, 2018
PTI candidate suffers heart attack after Imran Khan withdraws election ticket
SIALKOT - A candidate of  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was hospitalized on Saturday after suffering a heart attack as the party withdrew his name for electoral tussle scheduled on 25 July.

Mian Abid Javed was awarded the PTI’s ticket to contest polls from PP-35, Sialkot, a decision which was later withdrawn by Imran Khan's party for unexplained reasons.

When Javed came to know about the withdrawal of his candidacy, he suffered a heart attack.

The Sialkot politician was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was said to be out of danger now.

In an informal chat with media persons, the disheartened PTI leader said that his ticket was taken back despite his popularity in the constituency.

To a question, Javed ruled out a possibility of running as an independent candidate.

Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan of PTI will be contesting against Pakistan Muslim League-N’s Chaudhry Armughan Subhani, former MNA from NA-72, Sialkot-I.

In NA-73, Sialkot-II, PTI has fielded Usman Dar against PML-N’s Khwaja Muhammad Asif, five consecutive times winner from Sialkot city constituency.

Chaudhry Ghulam Abbas has been fielded by PTI in Pasrur city’s constituency NA-74, Sialkot-III, against PML-N’S Ali Zahid, son of former federal law minister Zahid Hamid.


USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee remains stable against dollar amid ongoing talks with IMF

KARACHI – Pakistani rupee, which is facing blows in the open market, remained stable against the US dollar, in the inter-bank market on Wednesday.

The local currency moved slightly upward during the opening hours of trading in the inter-bank market. Before noon, PKR was hovering around 285.22, with a slight increase of Rs0.13.

As the situation remained under control in the interbank market, the rupee hits a fresh record low in the open market and was selling at 315 per dollar.

In a recent development, the IMF mission chief shared positive news, confirming that talks are underway with Pakistani authorities. The resumption of the IMF programme remains important for the crisis-hit country.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 31 2023

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.

City Gold Silver
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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