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ECP decides to issue production order for Imran Khan in contempt case

03:18 PM | 11 Oct, 2023
ECP decides to issue production order for Imran Khan in contempt case
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ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to issue the production order for appearance of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, who is currently detained in Adiala jail in cipher case, before it in a contempt case.

An ECP panel headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja heard the contempt case for framing charges against the former prime minister.

During the hearing, PTI lawyer Shoaib Shaheen said the PTI chief was not being produced in courts on the pretext of security reasons. He urged the ECP to issue production order so Imran Khan could appear before it.

At which, Sindh ECP member Nisar Durrani said the PTI chief had earlier been avoiding hearings and now he was seeking production order. He directed the lawyer to submit a reply to the showcause notice, adding: “We would issue production order and write the IG Prison for providing security”.

ECP Balochistan Member Shah Muhammad Jatoi remarked that the PTI chief will be indicted. Later, the case was adjourned till October 24.

Meanwhile, the PTI has approached the Lahore High Court (LHC), seeking permission for holding the rally in the Punjab capital.

PTI Additional Secretary Azimullah Khan has filed the petition, requesting the LHC to allow the political party for holding rally at Liberty Chowk in Lahore on October 15.

He said that an application seeking permission for rally was submitted to the authorities concerned five days ago.

DC Lahore and others have been made parties in the petition. The plea could not be heard due to Justice Raheel Kamran being on leave.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 1, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 1, 2024 (Friday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.32 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 353 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 1, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.32 282.35
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.4 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.43 174.43
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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