NA speaker seeks nominations for parliamentary committee to investigate into Gulalai’s allegations

08:44 AM | 5 Aug, 2017
NA speaker seeks nominations for parliamentary committee to investigate into Gulalai’s allegations
ISLAMABAD - The speaker of national Assembly, Ayyaz Sadiq has requested leader of both opposition and ruling party to put forward names to be included in the committee to look into the scathing allegations hurled by Ayesha Gulalai against Imran Khan.

PML-N's Chief Whip Sheikh Aftab Ahmed and Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, have been requested to nominate 13 and 7 members in proportion to the strength of Parliamentary Parties belonging to the Treasury and the Opposition benches, respectively for this Special Committee on Ethics, Samaa News reported.

The move comes hours after a motion was adopted by the National Assembly authorizing the Speaker National Assembly to appoint a Special Committee under rule 244 (B) of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly, 2007 to inquire into a  tirade of allegations concerning Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan.

The disgruntled PTI MNA had accused Imran Khan of sending inappropriate text messages to her besides raising questions about the character of the cricketer-turned-politician.

On the other hand, PTI supremo denied the charges and welcomed a probe by the committee proposed by the leader of the house Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday.

However, PTI spokesman Shafqat Mahmood rejected what he called a committee of his adversaries.

“Clever trick by new PM t a form parliamentary committee to sit on judgement of AG allegations. We don’t accept committee of our adversaries,” he maintained.

“We welcome indeed demand an impartial inquiry to AG’s false accusations but not through a committee of our political adversaries.”

In an explosive presser on Tuesday, Gulalai claimed that the culture being promoted by certain party leaders was not in line with Pakthtun cultural values.

“Women workers are not respected in the PTI and a respectable woman worker cannot remain in the party,” she alleged.

“Imran Khan once used deplorable words for Benazir Bhutto,” she said and added: “I think it is highly wrong to use such words for someone who has passed away. Even Islam teaches us not to say anything bad about people who have passed away.”

Gulalai, who unleashed a tirade of scathing allegations against PTI bigwigs including the chairman Imran Khan, revealed that she received a marriage proposal from Naeem Ul Haque while substantiating her claims that PTI was being disrespectful towards women.

The writer is a civil servant.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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