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Supreme Court, LHC judges also receive 'threatening letters'

01:14 PM | 3 Apr, 2024
Supreme Court, LHC judges also receive 'threatening letters'
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LAHORE – A day after Islamabad High Court judges received Anthrax laced letter, the judges of the Supreme Court and Lahore High Court (LHC) received threatening letters from anonymous persons.

DIG Operations Shehzad Bukhair told media that four judges of the top court had received the threatening letters. 

In a worrisome development, three LHC judges -- Justice Shujaat Ali Khan, Justice Shahid Bilal Hasan, Justice Alia Neelum -- received the letters, the high court's Registrar Office confirmed. 

The move prompted action from counter-terrorism department officials who rushed to the court and beefed up the security.

A forensic team arrived at the court to investigate suspicious letters received by eight judges of the Islamabad High Court (IHC), including Chief Justice Aamer Farooq.

The letters, believed to be laced with anthrax, were accompanied by a threatening message. Investigators are looking into the matter, examining CCTV footage from around the high court.

On Tuesday, Islamabad high court judges received letter which includes anthrax powder.

The incident follows a suo motu notice by the Supreme Court, which formed a seven-member bench, including Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa, to address the matter after six IHC judges accused spy agencies of interfering in judicial matters. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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