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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.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72

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