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IHC set to announce verdict on Imran Khan’s nine bail pleas today

09:19 AM | 2 Oct, 2023
IHC set to announce verdict on Imran Khan’s nine bail pleas today
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ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will announce the reserved verdict on nine bail applications submitted by PTI Chairman Imran Khan.

Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Tariq Mehmood Jehangiri will announce the judgment on 9 bail applications of the former PM, who remains behind bars for around two months.

Earlier, lower court rejected the bail applications of Khan in these cases, and the leader known for populist politics requested in his applications that 9 bail applications be considered pending in the respective courts and that his arrest be prevented in these cases till the final decision of the concerned courts.

The court will also take up a plea for an in-camera hearing of former prime minister Imran Khan’s plea for bail in the cipher case today.

The case is related to leaking state secrets through a secret cable that PTI chief brandished at a public rally to back his claims about Washington’s involvement behind his ouster. The case against PTI chairman became serious after his ex-principal secretary Azam Khan in a statement alleged Imran of using US cipher for his ‘political gains’.

Former cricket icon is charged with disclosing the contents of a confidential cipher sent by Pakistan’s envoy to the US last year and using it for political gains and raking in public support while facing no-trust motion. , according to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

FIA requested the court to conduct an in-camera hearing of the bail petition while PTI alleged the request of federal investigators another attempt to delay the proceedings of the case.

Last week, FIA filed a challan in special court, stating that PTI leader and his second in line Shah Mahmood Qureshi as the principal accused.

PTI, on the other hand, said its party chief had his bail dismissed while being in custody with no or very limited access to his legal team or without being given a video-link appearance chance.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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