Waqar Zaka to preside over National Assembly sessions

02:39 PM | 11 Mar, 2017
Waqar Zaka to preside over National Assembly sessions
After a series of altercations taking place in federal and provincial parliaments in recent times, it has been revealed that Waqar Zaka will now preside over National Assembly proceedings.

There is consensus on the matter of Zaka being the only one able to ensure order and decorum. Another option for this role was said to be Osman Khalid Butt, who was turned down on account of the intimidation caused by his appearance as the Pakistani Edward Cullen.

Furthermore, Butt is not renowned for his skills in dispute resolution (but then again, neither is Zaka) and will most likely respond to a fight between a PTI member and PML-N member in the following fashion:

One way of accomplishing such order is an oath that each parliamentarian will be required to take before a session being “I am responsible for all my actions and all the reactions of these actions”. Moreover, attendance will be called via ‘Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding’, from which Zaka can allegedly ascertain which parliamentarian has the most ‘Dum’.

While complete order may still elude the national assembly, it is clear that any and all fights will take place at the ‘3 Talwar’ monument in Karachi (which Zaka clearly feels is the best place to confront someone).

This step to temporarily relieve Ayaz Sadiq as Speaker is also seen as a bid to make parliamentary sessions more interesting so more parliamentarians actually show up. However, as any headmaster that has hired a more entertaining teacher to stop students from bunking will tell you that this is a plot doomed from the start.

When approached to elaborate on his new role as part of the heart of the Pakistani democracy, Waqar Zaka simply asked: “Boss Maine Aap Ko Bola Kya Hai?”

Zeeshan Iftakhar is a student of Law at LUMS and a keen admirer of qeemay walay naan.


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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