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LHC strikes down ECP’s order to denotify 43 PTI lawmakers

09:44 AM | 8 Feb, 2023
LHC strikes down ECP’s order to denotify 43 PTI lawmakers
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LAHORE – The Lahore High Court on Wednesday suspended the Election Commission of Pakistan's (ECP) order pertaining to the de-notification of 43 PTI lawmakers.

The development comes a week after 43 members of the National Assembly (MNAs) of the former ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf moved to court to set aside notifications regarding the acceptance of resignations by the NA speaker and seats being declared vacant by the electoral watchdog.

Justice Shahid Karim of LHC pronounced the verdict on the petition, restricting the commission from holding by-elections in the constituencies until further orders.

The court issued notices to the federal government, NA Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and the Election Commission of Pakistan.

PTI leader Riaz Fatyana reportedly appeared before the court today while his counsel raised questions about the procedure for accepting resignations. Barrister Ali Zafar maintained that speaker did not conduct an inquiry under the Constitution before accepting the resignations, and maintained that lawmakers had not appeared before the speaker to have their resignations accepted.

Last month, NA speaker Ashraf accepted the resignations of PTI lawmakers a day after lawmakers announced the withdrawal of their resignations.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 23 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 23, 2024 (Friday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro comes down to 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 75.95 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

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

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.5 282.45
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.95 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.60 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.76 77.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.87
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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