LHC issues notices over plea against ‘illegal’ appointment of MD PEF

06:28 PM | 9 Nov, 2015
LHC issues notices over plea against ‘illegal’ appointment of MD PEF
LAHORE (Staff Report) - The Lahore High Court on Monday issued a notice to the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) and chief secretary Punjab to respond on a petition challenging the appointment of Ali Jan Khan as Managing Director (PEF).

Justice Shahid Waheed issued the notice on a public interest petition moved by petitioner Advocate Shoaib Saleem. He alleged that Ali Jan has been appointed MD PEF in violation of the rules and regulation.

He submitted that the Punjab government appointed him through a notification issued on Oct 27, 2015.

The Punjab government, he alleged, has violated the Act under which the Foundation has been restructured in 2004 as Regulation No. 2.6 of Punjab Foundation Act 2004 says: ‘Candidate at the time of application for the post of MD should have 18 years of experience.”

The petitioner states that the respondent MD does not qualify for the post as he lacks the required experience and professional training to hold the office.

The Punjab chief secretary, who had issued the notification of his job, has also violated the law by making his appointment, he submits since according to the law, appointment of PEF MD was to be made by the foundation through its Board of Directors and on the recommendations of Selection Committee constituted by it.

As such the post of Managing Director being hold by Ali Jan Khan is ultra vires to Act XI of 2004 of Province of Punjab Rules framed there under and the principles of Human Resource Manual framed by the Foundation.

He further argued that the principles and procedures manual and rules framed under Act XI of 2004 have not been followed while making the appointment of Ali Jan Khan as MD PEF.

He claimed that no advertisement was made by the authorities concerned. The petitioner requested the court to set aside the appointment of MD and order the authorities concerned to ensure merit in making appointment of PEF MD for larger public interests.

The court sought replies from all the officials on December 14.


Pakistani rupee remains stable against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check forex rates

Pakistani rupee remained stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Friday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Friday, the US dollar remained stable and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.

Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 8 December 2023

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.2 286.15
Euro EUR 308 311
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.4 78.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 757.23 765.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.89 40.29
Danish Krone DKK 41.19 41.59
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.41 36.71
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 921.71 930.71
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.02 61.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.54 176.54
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.05 26.35
Omani Riyal OMR 739.62 747.62
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.22 78.92
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.12 27.42
Swiss Franc CHF 324.94 327.44
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

Gold prices in Pakistan increase; Check out latest rates here

Gold price in Pakistan increased as the yellow metal witnessed an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 8 December 2023

On Friday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,400 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,390.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate is Rs163,050 each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Friday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

Today Gold Price in Pakistan (8 December 2023)

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Karachi PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Islamabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Peshawar PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Quetta PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Sialkot PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Attock PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Gujranwala PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Jehlum PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Multan PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Bahawalpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Gujrat PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Nawabshah PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Chakwal PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Hyderabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Nowshehra PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Sargodha PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Faisalabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Mirpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583


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