'Article 62, 63 only apply to parliamentarians', Zulfi Bukari submits reply in disqualification case

10:23 AM | 5 Dec, 2018
'Article 62, 63 only apply to parliamentarians', Zulfi Bukari submits reply in disqualification case
ISLAMABAD - Zulfikar Bukhari, the special assistant to PM on overseas Pakistanis and human resource development, on Wednesday submitted his reply in the Supreme Court on a disqualification petition against him.

The apex court is also set to hear the petition filed by Muhammad Ali Chattah and Mirza Abul Moiz Baig seeking disqualification of the special assistant on the basis of his dual nationality today.

Bukhari contended that Article 62 and 63 of the constitution is not applicable in this case since he was not a parliamentarian.

In his reply, he said: “I am not a member of the Parliament and Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution only apply to parliamentarians.”

He added ,“I was born in Britain and did not seek citizenship after. I am advising the premier on issues of overseas Pakistanis.”

“If advice can be sought from international institutions then why not from dual nationals?” he questioned.

Requesting the court to reject the petition, Bukhari asserted that the prime minister has the authority to appoint special advisers.


On September 17, Khan had appointed Bukhari as his special assistant, inviting criticism from the opposition due to his dual nationality.

Earlier, the Registrar office of the apex court had rejected the disqualification petition citing objections. The petitioners later challenged the objections and the chief justice admitted their plea for hearing.


US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 20 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 20, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.85 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.70.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.85 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.7 74.42
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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