Senate Chairman refuses to accept MQM resignations

11:04 AM | 6 Oct, 2015
Senate Chairman refuses to accept MQM resignations
ISLAMABAD (Online) - Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has refused to accept the resignations of lawmakers belonging to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).

During the 120th session of Senate began in Islamabad yesterday, Rabbani gave the ruling on the resignations tendered by MQM senators and said the constitutional way should be adopted regarding the resignations. He said the resignations tendered as protest wouldn’t be accepted.

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"Upon receiving the resignations, National Assembly Speaker and the Senate Chairman must confirm they are tendered voluntarily. It seems the resignations have been tendered in protest and in furtherance of a political agenda,” the Senate chairman said.

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“Answers of several questions regarding the resignations of MQM lawmakers are still remain,” he added.

The MQM lawmakers from the lower house of the parliament and the Sindh Assembly had tendered their resignations last month.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 14 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 14, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25  303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
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 3.33 3.43
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 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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