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'PM's disqualification case cannot be decided by Supreme Court': SCBA President

10:36 AM | 1 Aug, 2016
'PM's disqualification case cannot be decided by Supreme Court': SCBA President
ISLAMABAD - While the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is still mulling to take the matter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's eligibility in office to the Supreme Court, the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president has claimed that the apex court is not the correct forum for such a case.

SCBA president Ali Zafar was quoted by The Express Tribune on Monday as saying that the Supreme Court could not hear a petition filed for disqualification of the Prime Minister under Article 184(3) of the constitution.

"The allegation that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif owns offshore companies and that he moved his assets abroad by unfair means requires strong evidence," he added.

He went on to say that the Prime Minister's disqualification was only possible if an inquiry commission held that he was involved in illegal activities after recording of relevant evidence.

On the occasion, Mr Ali Zafar also termed the disqualifications of certain lawmakers by former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry as illegal and unfair. The incumbent Chief Justice of Pakistan is a person of the different sort and he will decide the cases in the light of laws, he added.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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