PM Abbasi calls for execution of political decisions through polling stations instead of courts

Haider Ali 03:35 PM | 31 Mar, 2018
PM Abbasi calls for execution of political decisions through polling stations instead of courts
ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi stressed on Saturday that political decisions should be through polling stations, not courts reiterating that his party respected verdicts handed down by judiciary.

Addressing a ceremony to mark the inauguration of two projects in Dera Ghazi Khan, the premier expressed that the decision of the people could never be wrong as it held the highest value.

"There are appeals on court decisions, some are not accepted by history," PM Abbasi asserted in his speech.

Without mentioning his predecessor Nawaz Sharif, Khaqan Abbasi continued that the people who worked for the country were taken to the courts emphasizing that this tradition needs to be broken.

“A country where a politician is not respected cannot prosper.” the premier opined and added that a strong political setup was necessary for the growth of a country.

The legislator repeated his claims that the Senate election was not transparent inquiring: Should our senators be those who buy votes from other people? Should the chairman be a person who bought votes?

The premier highlighted the achievements made by the incumbent Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz government and compared it with the stints of former President Pervaiz Musharraf and Asif Ali Zardari.

Earlier, the premier laid down the foundation stones of two important projects in Dera Ghazi Khan; Northern Bypass and Rakhi Gajj Bewata Section 1.

The bypass will help to smooth the traffic flow in the city which is strategically situated at the converging point of all the four provinces.

Two major national highways N-55, Indus Highway and N-70 (Multan-Qilla Saifullah), as well as four provincial highways, pass through the city, blocking the arteries of the city.

About 2.5 million people will benefit from the project - which will be constructed in 18 months - with an average daily traffic count of around 5,000 vehicles.

Moreover, the Rakhi Gajj-Bewata section is extremely important as it connects Punjab with Balochistan as the shortest route, Geo News reported.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


USD to PKR: Rupee remains under pressure against dollar in interbank

KARACHI – Pakistani rupee continues to face blows against the US dollar in the inter-bank market as the deadlock between Islamabad and IMF continues.

During the intraday trading on Tuesday, the local currency dropped against the US dollar, moving down nearly 0.06 percent. Before noon, PKR was being traded at 286.37, with a decline of Rs0.18.

Earlier this week, the embattled rupee faced a setback and it was closed at 286.19 against the greenback in the inter-bank.

The rupee continues to face back-to-back blows amid deadlock between the Pakistani government and the multilateral lender.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan | gold price in Pakistan – June 6, 2023

Gold Rate In Pakistan Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 228,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.

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.

Gold Price in Pakistan: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125


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