PDM all set for power show in 'caged' Multan today

Web Desk 11:33 AM | 30 Nov, 2020
PDM all set for power show in 'caged' Multan today

MULTAN – Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is all set to hold a public rally at Multan’s Qilla Kohna Qasim Bagh today (Monday).

As a large number of PDM activist’s storm at the power show avenue, the Inspector General of Police Punjab Inam Ghani directed to remove containers and barriers which were placed to block the roads leading towards Qila Qasim Bagh Stadium.

The IGP issued the directives after consultation with the higher authorities. The police personnel following the commands started removing the containers.

Pakistan Democratic Movement leadership including Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Maryam Nawaz, Yousuf Raza Gilani and others are scheduled to address the public meeting. As per the sources Aseefa Bhutto Zardari will also address today.

However, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will address via video link as he is in isolation after being tested for Covid-19.

PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz arrives Khanewal along with the convoy.

In a bid to stop the opposition alliance, the district administration has placed at least 30 containers to seal the venue and cut off electricity connections to create hurdles for the organizers. Mobile phone service and internet availability are also suspended in parts of the city.

Earlier the Punjab government had denied permission to the opposition parties for the meeting owing to increasing virus cases in the second wave of the COVID-19 in the country.

Earlier on Sunday, the administration took control of Qila Kohna Qasim Bagh stadium again besides arresting various Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) leaders and workers belonging to different political parties including the son of ex-premier Yousaf Raza Gillani after they stormed into the venue.

Bilawal Bhutto said in a tweet that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is so threatened by upcoming foundation day of PPP that it has arrested the party workers including Kasim Gillani, son of former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani.

Sources said the police raid several places to arrest PDM workers ahead of the rally.

Workers alleged that the equipment brought for the rally has been seized by the police and they are now bringing their own generators for the rally after the power connections were cut off.

PDM will hold rally in Multan at any cost,  Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief and head of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) Maulana Fazlur Rahman on Sunday has said that rally in Multan will be held at any cost.

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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 8, 2023 (Wednesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 276.9 280.15
Euro EUR 296.12 296.74
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.78 332.48
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.06 75.36
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.48 73.79
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.71
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.18
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.41
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – Gold prices fell on Wednesday for the third straight day in local markets, after hitting aan all-time high in previous week.

The per tola price of 24 carats gold in Pakistan dropped by Rs2,000 to settle at Rs198,000 while the price of 10 grams decreased by Rs1715 to reach Rs169753.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity witnessed an upward trend as per ounce price reached to $1,880 after an increase of $11 dollars.


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