Supreme Court appoints Dr Niaz Ahmad as permanent Punjab University VC

05:07 PM | 2 Jun, 2018
Supreme Court appoints Dr Niaz Ahmad as permanent Punjab University VC
LAHORE - The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday ordered to appoint Dr. Niaz Ahmed Akhtar as permanent vice chancellor of Punjab University, nearly after two years of Dr. Mujahdi Kamran's exit in 2016.

Higher Education Commission (HEC) secretary presented a report on the appointment of the VC before a bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, at apex court's Lahore Registry. According to the report, Dr. Niaz topped the list of three shortlisted candidates.

CJP Nisar remarked, "You [Niaz] should perform your duties honestly and make decisions without taking pressure from anyone".

He observed that a search committee, set up by the government, wasted a year to appoint a permanent VC, adding that the performance of the committee formed by the apex court was satisfactory.

The three shortlisted candidates included University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Taxila Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Niaz Ahmad Akhtar, Punjab University College of Information Technology (PUCIT) Principal Prof Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar and former provisional vice chancellor as well as Punjab University Faculty of Behavioural & Social Sciences Dean Dr Zakria Zakar.

Earlier, the top court removed Zakria as provisional VC on allotment of varsity land to the provincial government.

On April 20, the government of Punjab appointed Drs Nasira Jabeen as the provisional Vice-Chancellor of the prestigious uiversity, making her the first female head of the institute.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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