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Supreme Court resumes hearing on IHC judges letter against 'agencies interference'

09:04 AM | 7 May, 2024
Supreme Court resumes hearing on IHC judges letter against 'agencies interference'

ISLAMABAD – Supreme Court on Tueday started suo moto hearing in case of Islamabad Judges letters over alleged interference by intelligence agencies in judicial affairs.

Six member larger bench, led by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Qazi Faez Isa, are hearing the case for the third time. The bench includes Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, Justice Jamal Mandokhel, Justice Athar Minallah, Justice Musarrat Halali and Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan.

During the last hearing, the top court sought reply from incumbent government.

The court had also invited suggestions from the Pakistan Bar, Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and other parties to the case. IHC and provincial high courts have submitted their suggestions in the high profile case.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa took suo moto notice in early April to hear multiple petitions and applications regarding allegations of intelligence agencies' interference in judicial matters.

Besides SHCBA, another petition requests apex court to form an inquiry commission comprising three top court judges to investigate the contents of a letter written by six Islamabad High Court judges regarding interference in their work.

The petitioner seeks to hold accountable those responsible for such interference and to safeguard the judiciary's independence.

In letters, the judges mentioned blatant interference of intelligence agencies in judicial functions. 

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Today Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 21 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 21, 2024 (Sunday) 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 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25 
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 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 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65

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