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PTI again moves Supreme Court in last minute attempt to get 'bat' for Feb 8 polls

01:28 PM | 6 Feb, 2024
PTI again moves Supreme Court in last minute attempt to get 'bat' for Feb 8 polls
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ISLAMABAD – Embattled Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has filed a review petition in Supreme Court against the court's previous ruling taking back 'bat' symbol from the former ruling party.

Despite having no chance to win, Imran Khan's party has not given up its belief that it can win upcomig polls. The party is aiming to overcome the apex court ruling with last minute review appeal.

PTI was stripped of its iconic electoral symbol, cricket bat, and its candidates are now forced to run as independents and on Tuesday, the party's legal eagles filed petition, and named ECP as party.

The PTI legal team including Barrister Ali Zafar and Hamid Khan maintained that intra-party elections were conducted as per the party's constitution and the electoral watchdog ECP had no powers to review it.

In its petition, PTI seeks a reversal of restoration of the Peshawar High Court's verdict that allowed them to enter polls with bat symbol. It cites irregularities in legal proceedings and unfair treatment by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

PTI blamed ECP of excluding them from general elections through different means. It further mentioend day light abductions and attempts to snatch nomination papers.

The party called for level playing field, urging court to hold the commission accountable for its actions. 

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 23 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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