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ECP to move Supreme Court against LHC ruling on nomination papers

02:33 PM | 2 Jun, 2018
ECP to move Supreme Court against LHC ruling on nomination papers
ISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan has announced to challenge the Lahore High Court ruling on the nomination papers, in the Supreme Court.

The decision was announced after an emergency meeting of the election regulator by Additional Secretary ECP, Akhter Nazeer, on Saturday.

'The body will move apex court against the verdicts handed down by Lahore High court and Balochistan High court as well,' said the official.

He affirmed that the forthcoming elections will take place on July 25th, as announced earlier but hastened to add that there was a leverage of two to three days in the election schedule.

He mentioned that the verdict of the Balochistan High Court regarding the annulment of delimitation in eight constituencies of Quetta would also be challenged in the apex court.

"ECP has taken notice of the recent transfer and postings as the senior officers were shuffled in Sindh, without the permission of the election watchdog," added Nazeer.

Earlier, on Friday, the Lahore High Court annulled the nomination papers prepared by the Parliament for contesting the forthcoming elections.

The directives were issued by LHC judge Justice Ayesha A Malik on the constitutional petition filed by legal expert Saad Rasool on behalf of journalist Habib Akram, who had challenged the Section 60, 110 and 137 of the Election Act 2017.

The judge while declaring null and void the nomination papers prepared by the Parliament, ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to prepare new nomination papers.

The court ordered the ECP to include the injunctions of Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution in the revised nomination papers.

According to the operative part of the judgment, it is necessary for candidates to reveal their source of income, dual nationality, tax and details about the members of the family.

It also ruled that dual nationals and the individuals named in criminal cases would not be able to contest elections, scheduled on July 25th.

Earlier, the counsel for the petitioner, while presenting his arguments said that the members of the parliament had no right to make changes in the nomination papers as this was the responsibility of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

The ECP representative had also told the court that new nomination papers can be prepared in seven days.

Soon after the ‘damaging’ verdict was announced, the Election Commission of Pakistan convened an emergency meeting to brainstorm over preparing a new nomination form, in line with the ruling by the Lahore High Court.

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Rupee remains stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham and Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar in the open bank market on Friday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.

Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 1 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.3 288.15
Euro EUR 311 314
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 361.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 78 78.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.2 77
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.67 767.67
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.59 39.98
Danish Krone DKK 41.38 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.63 36.98
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.7 935.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 325.9 328.4
Thai Bhat THB 8.23 8.38

Gold rates drop in Pakistan; Check today’s gold rates 1 December 2023

KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 1 December 2023

On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,400, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs186,390.

Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate hovers around Rs163,050.

In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Karachi PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Islamabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Peshawar PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Quetta PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Sialkot PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Attock PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Gujranwala PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Jehlum PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Multan PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Bahawalpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Gujrat PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Nawabshah PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Chakwal PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Hyderabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Nowshehra PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Sargodha PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Faisalabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Mirpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696

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