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Former CJ hints at becoming party in rigging inquiry

06:49 PM | 8 Apr, 2015
Former CJ hints at becoming party in rigging inquiry
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – The former chief justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, on Wednesday expressed his readiness to become party in the judicial commission formed to investigate the allegations of rigging in general elections 2013 if PTI Chief Imran Khan repeats his accusations against him.

PTI chief Imran Khan has been time and again blaming the former chief justice for his involvement in rigging the general elections 2013, who has also filed a defamation suit of worth Rs 20 billion against him.

Chuadhry, in his immediate reaction after the chief justice of Pakistan Nasir-ul-Mulk announced a three-member commission to look into the matter, said “I am ready to testify before the court and will definitely become a party in the case if anybody submits any allegation against me”.

He once again rejected the allegations of PTI Chief Imran Khan. “I am all clean at this matter”, he said of the rigging.

He added I have filed a defamation law suit against PTI chief over his allegations of my involvement in rigging the general elections of 2013.

Earlier Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk formed a three member judicial commission to investigate the allegations of rigging in general election 2013.

The judicial commission will be headed by Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk whereas the other two members are Justice Ejaz Afzal and Justice Amir Muslim Hani.

The first formal session of the commission will be held on Thursday at 1 PM in the building of Supreme Court in Islamabad.

The commission has been constituted after the president of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain issued an order on April 3 addressing to the chief justice to form a three member judicial commission to look into the allegations of rigging in the general polls of 2013.

The commission will complete its assigned task within the next 45 days.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


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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