Fire young doctors doing politics, orders CJP Nisar

11:25 AM | 11 May, 2018
Fire young doctors doing politics, orders CJP Nisar
QUETTA – Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar admonished on Friday the protesting young doctors of Balochistan, ordering to fire those who involved in politics.

A two-member bench, headed by the chief justice, was hearing a case pertaining to the condition of public hospitals in the province at apex court’s Quetta Registry.

Balochistan, provincial chief secretary Aurangzeb Haq informed the court that Rs1 billion has been released by the government for the uplift of the hospitals, adding that 571 new doctors will also be hired.

The secretary further said that young doctors did not perform their duties as they were involved in the politics, to which, the top judge remarked that the doctors who are doing politics should be fired from jobs.

Justice Ijazul Ahsan observed that it is only in Pakistan where doctors stop serving patients and go on strike.

Young Doctors Association President Dr Yasir Khosti, who was also present in the court, said their issues have not been resolved. He informed the bench that young doctors were paid Rs24,000 in Balochistan while the amount in other provinces is Rs60,000.

The chief justice remarked that the doctors should first come to hospitals to performs their duties and then demand. He added that stipend paid to them according to the condition of the province.

The chief secretary added that the stipend is being increased by Rs4,000.


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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