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Islamabad DC, SSP given jail sentence for contempt of court

10:20 AM | 1 Mar, 2024
Islamabad DC, SSP given jail sentence for contempt of court

ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued sentences for the federal capital’s Deputy Commissioner Irfan Nawaz Memon, Superintendent of Police (SSP) Operations Jameel Zafar, and Station House Officer (SHO) Naseer Manzoor of Kohsar Police Station for contempt of court.

These officials were found guilty of ordering the detention of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders Shehryar Afridi and Shandana Gulzar under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) ordinance. The court handed down a six-month prison sentence to the Islamabad DC, four months to the SSP, and two months to the SHO. Additionally, each of them was fined Rs100,000.

However, the court suspended the sentences for a month and granted the DC time to appeal the decision. The IHC had previously indicted DC Memon and three police officials, including SSP Zafar, on September 7, 2023, in a contempt case related to the detention of PTI leaders. 

On August 16, the IHC had suspended the detention orders and ordered the immediate release of the PTI leaders.

These leaders had been detained following the May 9 riots, which erupted after the arrest of PTI chief Imran Khan earlier in the year. Despite pleading not guilty and offering unconditional apologies, the IHC declined their plea for unconditional pardon. Furthermore, DC Memon’s name was placed on the no-fly list for skipping court proceedings, and he received a show-cause notice for his absence.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
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
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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