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SC orders Hamid Khan to pay vote verification expenses

12:46 AM | 2 Mar, 2016
SC orders Hamid Khan to pay vote verification expenses
ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Hamid Khan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s candidate in NA-125, to bear biometric vote verification expenses in four weeks otherwise the court would withdraw its January 26 interim order.

The court rejected Hamid Khan’s plea seeking direction to Election Commission of Pakistan for bearing all the expenses of votes’ verification to National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and also dismissed his miscellaneous application.

The three-member special bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali and comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Qazi Faez Isa heard the case.

During the course of proceedings, Hamid Khan stated that the apex court in its order on January 26 had stated that he (Hamid Khan) would bear all the expenses of votes’ verification. He said that he could not afford to pay millions of rupees to NADRA for the purpose.

On this, the chief justice remarked that the apex court had passed order in his presence and if he had reservations he should have told the court back them. “If he (Hamid Khan) could not afford verification expenses then the court could withdraw its order and start proceedings of the case.”

Hamid Khan said that the ECP had demanded Rs 200,000 for transportation of bags and Rs 10 per vote verification which would become in millions.

He said that NADRA should do the job free or the ECP should bear all the expenses and pleaded the court to order the ECP for bearing the expenses.

It may be mentioned that Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique had won election on NA 125 Lahore constituency in 2013 general elections. The election tribunal (ET) had disqualified him on his rival candidate Hamid Khan’s application.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 1, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 1, 2024 (Friday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.32 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 353 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 1, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.32 282.35
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.4 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.43 174.43
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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