Only ECP's 'helplessness' can delay elections, declares CJP Nisar

02:06 PM | 4 Jun, 2018
Only ECP's 'helplessness' can delay elections, declares CJP Nisar
ISLAMABAD - Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar reiterated on Monday that the general elections would surely be held on time unless the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) becomes 'helpless' in this regard.

During the hearing of a case regarding electoral amendments filed by the Workers Party, the top judge remarked that all matters pertaining to general elections must be completed on an urgent basis.

The petitioner's lawyer maintained that the apex court had already announced a verdict on electoral reforms in 2012.

On the occasion, the Director-general of Election Commission Pakistan (ECP) argued that the code of conduct was formed with consensus by all political parties in Election Act 2017.

The ECP official informed the court that a new code of conduct for General Elections 2018 was formed after Election Act 2017 was passed.

The top judge then summoned a response from ECP on the code of conduct and noted that the new code of conduct will be compared to its previous issue.

Earlier, on Saturday, the Lahore High Court had nullified nomination forms of electoral candidates for the upcoming general elections.

The ruling had created the possibility of a delay in the elections after the court ordered the ECP to incorporate the requirements of Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution in the nomination papers.

The Supreme Court on Sunday suspended nullification of nomination papers by Lahore High Court’s (LHC), with the top judge asserting that elections would be conducted on time, as scheduled on July 25th.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
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 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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