The court also extended the stay order against the removal of the provincial police chief by the Sindh government.
On behalf of the petitioners, Advocate Faisal Siddiqi argued that the Supreme Court, in the Anita Turab case, had held that civil servants were not bound to obey illegal orders of their superiors as they owed their first and foremost allegiance to the law and the Constitution.
Siddiqi pointed out that the Sindh government wrongly perceives that the Anita Turab case was different from Rules of Business Ordinance.
On the other hand, Sindh Attorney General (AG) Zameer Ghumro informed the court that the authority to appoint the IG rested entirely with the Sindh government.
“No individual can challenge the Police Act as per the Constitution, which gives provinces the right to make amendments to the act,” the AG stated.
He added that if the centre was not satisfied with a law passed by the province, then the Supreme Court and not the high court should hear the case.
“Such matters should be forwarded to the Council of Common Interests,” he argued.
The court questioned the AG about the course of action to be taken if a certain person is affected by a law passed by the province.
The court reserved the judgment regarding the removal of Allah Dino Khawaja.
It bears mentioning that on May 17, Khawaja had expressed his wish in the SHC to voluntarily step down from his post alleging that he was not allowed to perform his duties.
The institutional ping-pong started when the Sindh government surrendered the services of Khawaja to the federal government in April and replaced Khawaja by appointing another grade-21 police officer Abdul Majeed as acting IG.
However, on April 3, the Sindh High Court (SHC) had suspended a notification issued by the Sindh government that replaced AD Khawaja with Sardar Abdul Majeed Dasti as the Inspector General of Police (IGP).
The police official (AD Khawaja) remained in the spotlight ever since PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari decided to return home after ending self-exile in December last year.
AD Khawaja was reportedly sent on forced leave by the provincial government days before the arrival of Asif Ali Zardari.
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 28, 2023 (Saturday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||313||316|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||30.94||31.29|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||156.69||158.69|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs209,600 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,990.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs157,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 178,500.
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 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Karachi||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Islamabad||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Peshawar||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Quetta||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Sialkot||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Attock||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Gujranwala||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Jehlum||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Multan||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Gujrat||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Nawabshah||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Chakwal||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Hyderabad||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Nowshehra||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Sargodha||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Faisalabad||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Mirpur||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|