ISLAMABAD – Former director-general of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Bashir Memon has announced joining the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
Memon, who remained at odds with PTI, said chief organiser Maryam Nawaz formed a 12-member committee in Sindh to welcome Nawaz Sharif, and he joined the former ruling party as the convener of the committee.
Muhammad Zubair, Nihal Hashmi, and Khil Das Kohistani are also part of the committee which will arrange a welcome event for Mian Nawaz Sharif, the deposed prime minister who is slated to come in late October.
Memon served as FIA chief from October 2018 to April 2020 and later stepped down from the coveted post.
The former DG alleged Imran Khan-led PTI government to file cases against Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Shehbaz Sharif, and other PML-N members on fabricated charges. He also accused then federal ministers of interfering in FIA’s investigations and manipulating the evidence.
Memon alleged that he was pressured by Imran Khan, Farogh Naseem and Shahzad Akbar to initiate a case against Justice Isa. Memon also alleged that he was locked in a washroom on the orders of Imran Khan following a heated exchange.
Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Saturday.
On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.
Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.37||36.72|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.33||177.33|
Gold prices witnessed negative trend in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.
On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,600, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,560.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs199,465, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs190, 400 and 18k gold rate is Rs163,200.00 for each tola.
In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Saturday.
|Lahore||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Karachi||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Quetta||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Attock||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Multan||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|