'Are you a rascal': CJP Nisar chews GB minister out for manhandling airport official

04:25 PM | 30 Nov, 2018
'Are you a rascal': CJP Nisar chews GB minister out for manhandling airport official
ISLAMABAD - Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar censured the Gilgit-Baltistan Tourism Minister Fida Hussain for shoving an Islamabad airport official around over a mere flight delay.

During the hearing of the case on Friday, Hussain appeared before a three-judge Supreme Court bench where he was directed by the top judge to submit a written apology for his conduct.

The chief justice had taken notice of alleged misbehaviour on Nov 16 after Hussain was caught shoving an official at Islamabad International Airport and burning his own luggage in protest against a delay in his flight.

Justice Nisar, who is heading the bench also summoned Islamabad police chief Amir Zulfiqar Khan so that a case could be registered against Hussain.

The top judge also admonished the Inspector General of Police (IGP), asking him why he hadn't appeared in court since he was transferred to the post on Nov 2.

"Leave your pride and arrogance at home when you arrive here, this is a court," the top judge observed.

CJP Nisar then informed the police chief that misconduct had taken place at the airport and asked him what action had been taken.

Upon this, IGP Khan told the chief justice that the incident falls under the jurisdiction of Punjab police to which Justice Nisar asked, "Where is the attorney general Punjab?"

The CJP said that the court would hear the issue as a suo motu case directing the attorney general Punjab to look into the matter.

Prior to the IGP's arrival in court, the CJP scolded Hussain and ordered the video of the incident to be played in the courtroom.

"Did you push the airport official?" the judge questioned the minister before wondering whether he was educated?

The minister admitted that he had pushed the airport official.

"Were you in your senses at the time?" CJP Nisar asked, inquiring how Hussain had dared to interfere with official affairs.

Admitting that he had pushed the official, Hussain contended that it was not due to ill intentions as there is a story behind it.

"Is this how one behaves when a flight is delayed?" Justice Ijazul Ahsan asked the minister.

The CJP went a mile more and asked the minister: "Are you a rascal? Do you have no shame over pushing the airport official?"

Mian Saqib Nisar remarked that a poor man had been mocked.

Upon this, Hussain responded that he was ashamed of his actions and asked the court to forgive him.

However, the chief justice said the minister would not be granted forgiveness and that a case would be registered against him immediately.


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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