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Lifetime disqualification: Pakistan’s top judge terms Article 62-1(f) as ‘draconian law’

12:54 PM | 4 Oct, 2022
Lifetime disqualification: Pakistan’s top judge terms Article 62-1(f) as ‘draconian law’
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ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Umar Ata Bandial termed Article 62 1-F of the constitution a ‘draconian law’ during the hearing of an appeal filed by PTI leader Faisal Vawda.

A three-member bench of the apex court, led by Chief Justice of Pakistan, heard the appeal.

CJP Bandial while terming Article 62 (1)(f) as a draconian law, said the court we will hear this case with caution and in detail.

Earlier, former ruling party leader Faisal Vawda moved the apex court to appeal against the order of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). He prayed to the court to set aside the order of the ECP and the IHC.

PTI leader maintained that the electoral watchdog order and the IHC judgment are arbitrary and without lawful authority and of no legal effect, maintaining that move opposes judgments of the Supreme Court. 

Earlier, several politicians including deposed premier Nawaz Sharif were disqualified under Article 62 (1) (f) of the Constitution.

Article 62(1)(f) sets the precondition for a member of parliament to be honest and righteous, and the PML-N supremo was disqualified under the same provision in the Panama Papers case.

Estranged PTI leader Jahangir Tareen was also disqualified by a separate bench of the apex court under the same provision.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73

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