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Imran Khan’s withdrawal plea in Toshakhana reference dismissed

11:41 AM | 6 Dec, 2023
Imran Khan’s withdrawal plea in Toshakhana reference dismissed
Source: Imran Khan/Instagram

ISLAMABAD – Islamabad High Court (IHC) has turned down ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan’s request to withdraw his appeal against disqualification in Toshakhana case.

IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq took up the petition and dismissed Imran Khan’s petition as former cricket star moved court for the withdrawal of petition challenging his disqualification in the Toshakhana reference.

The court heard the arguments and announced the reserved verdict. 

Toshakhana reference alleging that the PTI founder concealed gifts he received from state depository and proceeds from reported sales was filed by lawmakers from the ruling coalition.

In October 2022, the Election Commission of Pakistan disqualified Imran Khan under Article 63(1)(p) and ruled that PTI founder was no more a member of the national legislature. Khan was disqualified over 'false statements and incorrect declaration'.

PTI founder, who was recently removed from party chairmanship, approached Islamabad High Court against the ECP move and later sought withdrawal of the appeal in January this year, 2023.

Khan maintained that he got the gifts from Toshakhana legally hence there was no reason for him not to mention the gifts in his assets statement.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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