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Imran Khan announces to file defamation suit against Chief Election Commissioner over disqualification

09:16 AM | 1 Nov, 2022
Imran Khan announces to file defamation suit against Chief Election Commissioner over disqualification
Source: Imran Khan (Instagram)/Pakistan State Oil (Facebook)

LAHORE – Former prime minister Imran Khan on Monday announced to file Rs10 billion defamation case against the chief election commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja over his disqualification in the Toshakhana ruling.

Khan, who is heading to the capital along with thousands of marchers against the ruling alliance, addressed party workers at Kamonki where he announced legal action against the incumbent chief of the top electoral body.

Firing a fresh salvo at CEC, the PTI chief called Sikandar Sultan a ‘servant’ of the Sharif family. The outspoken politician alleged that CEC has raised questions about his dignity and honesty after contentious ruling.

He continued saying that he will take CEC to court to refrain him doing such things in the future. No one is allowed to destroy anyone’s reputation on someone else’s directives, he can be heard saying while addressing workers on the fourth day of the long march.

Earlier, the former ruling party approached Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) for the removal of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja, maintaining that he is biased in favor of other political parties.

Imran Khan-led party stated that Mr Sikandar was known to have ‘malice against their party’, adding that CEC lost sight of the oath [he] took.

The development comes weeks after the cricketer-turned-politician was disqualified from membership of the National Assembly by the Election Commission of Pakistan under Article 63(1)(p) in the Toshakhana (gift depository) reference.

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US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 20 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 20, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.85 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.70.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.85 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.7 74.42
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65

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