Khawaja Asif seeks details of salaries paid to PTI MNAs during 2014 sit-in

11:35 AM | 5 Aug, 2017
Khawaja Asif seeks details of salaries paid to PTI MNAs during 2014 sit-in

ISLAMABAD - Khawaja Muhammad Asif, who became foreign minister on Friday, has written a letter seeking details of salaries and allowances received by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) lawmakers despite tendering the resignations during sit-ins of 2014, Dawn News reported.

In the letter addressing to National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, he has sought details, including all types of payments to the legislators and the amount withdrawn and deposited in the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund during the said period, under the Freedom of Information Ordinance 2002 (XCVI of 2002).

It has been further asked in the letter whether the PTI lawmakers had deposited all received amount in the PM fund.

It is important to mention here that PTI staged sit-in in 2014 protesting the alleged rigging in 2013 General Elections and its 30 out of 34 MNAs tendered resignation to put pressure on the PML-N government on August 22, 2014.

After submitting resignations, the members did not attend the parliament session till January 2015, but later they came back after successful dialogue with the incumbent government.

Upon their return to the National Assembly, they were given the suspended salaries and allowances of five months.

According to some media reports, PTI lawmakers drew an amount of Rs20 million as salaries during that period but deposited to PM Relief Fund.

However, PTI chief Imran Khan had reportedly donated all his salary to Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
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 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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