Justice Sardar Tariq Masood to lead SC bench in military trial challenge

11:19 AM | 10 Dec, 2023
Justice Sardar Tariq Masood to lead SC bench in military trial challenge

ISLAMABAD – A six-member bench of the Supreme Court is set to address a series of intra-court appeals (ICAs) challenging the Oct 23 unanimous ruling that deemed the trial of 103 civilians in military courts for their purported involvement in the May 9 violence unconstitutional.

Headed by Justice Sardar Tariq Masood, the bench includes Justice Aminuddin Khan, Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar, Justice Syed Hasan Azhar Rizvi, Justice Musarrat Hilali, and Justice Irfan Saadat Khan.

These ICAs were filed by the federal government, defence ministry, and the governments of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan, requesting the suspension of the Oct 23 order during the pendency of these appeals.

The earlier five-judge bench, led by Justice Ijazul Ahsan, on Oct 23, ruled that the accused involved in the May 9 riots should not face trial in military courts but in criminal courts established under ordinary or special laws.

While the detailed reasoning behind the judgment is yet to be released, the composition of the bench has sparked concern. Senior counsel Faisal Siddiqui highlighted the departure from the convention of forming odd-numbered benches, expressing reservations about the potential split decision if evenly divided.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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