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Supreme Court ends lifetime disqualification for lawmakers

02:10 PM | 8 Jan, 2024
Supreme Court ends lifetime disqualification for lawmakers
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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court, in a 6-1 verdict, put an end to lifetime disqualification for lawmakers in Pakistan on Monday.

A larger bench, led by Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa and including several justices, had reserved the verdict last Friday.

Justice Isa indicated a swift but not immediate issuance of the shorter order. The Court aimed to settle the debate about disqualified candidates under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution contesting elections, a provision that affected figures like Nawaz Sharif and Jahangir Tareen.

The confusion stemmed from a 2018 Supreme Court ruling that initially deemed disqualification under Article 62(1)(f) as "permanent." However, an amendment in June 2023 altered the Electoral Act, reducing the disqualification period to five years instead of a lifetime ban.

The recent case emerged when Sardar Mir Badshah Khan Qaisarani, disqualified due to a fake degree, appealed the decision, which remains pending before the Lahore High Court.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

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

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82

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