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Pakistan Army restores properties of former 2-star general, court told

03:10 PM | 10 Mar, 2023
Pakistan Army restores properties of former 2-star general, court told
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ISLAMABAD – A former officer of the Pakistan Army got back his properties confiscated the government of former president Pervez Musharraf after nearly two decades after issues between him and the General Headquarters were resolved amicably.

The Lahore High Court’s (LHC) Rawalpindi bench has disposed of a petition filed by retired Major General Ahsan Ahmed in 2015 after his lawyer informed the court about the development.

In his petition, Ahmed said the properties – 50-acre piece of land in Bahawalnagar and two plots in Karachi and Rawalpindi DHAs – given to him as retirement benefit were confiscated in 2003 in a vindictive action after he refused to play a role for rigging in the referendum held by Gen Musharraf in 2002.

He had made the federation of Pakistan, through the defence secretary, the Adjutant General of Pakistan Army, and the GHQ as respondents. Ahmed said he retired from the Army Medical Corps on Sept 13, 1999, adding that in Oct 1999 he was made director general in the federal health ministry in Oct 1999.

In 2002, he was made part of the Sindh cabinet as health minister. The petition said he developed differences with after declining his request for becoming a part of rigging in Oct 2002 elections. He said he had resigned as provincial minister but the Sindh government issued a notification about his removal over failing to discharge his duties.

Later, the allotment of agricultural land and two DHA plots was cancelled. The petition said he held meetings with former president Asif Ali Zardari and ex-army chiefs Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and Raheel Sharif to discuss his case but no action was taken in this regard.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
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 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 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 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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