Justice Dost Khosa's appointment as KP caretaker CM challenged in PHC

02:55 PM | 12 Jun, 2018
Justice Dost Khosa's appointment as KP caretaker CM challenged in PHC
PESHAWAR - A senior lawyer has challenged the appointment of Justice retired Dost Muhammad Khan as caretaker chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the Peshawar High Court (PHC), arguing that his appointment was made in violation of the constitution.
Syed Aziz Uddin, a senior lawyer of PHC in his petition contended that after taking the oath of the Chief Minister, he becomes the chief executive of the province and thus he must has to fulfill articles 62 and 63 of the constitution which provide that any person shall be disqualified from being elected or chosen if he has been in the service of Pakistan or any statuary body unless a period of two years has elapsed since he ceased to be in such service.

The petitioner further contended that the current KP caretaker CM does not fulfill the constitutional requirement as he has been retired on March 20, 2018.

The petitioner claimed that his appointment is also against the 2009 National Judicial Policy according to which a judge of the Supreme Court shall not accept any post lower to his post or dignity.

“The post of the caretaker CM is lower than the post from which from which he is retired on March, 2018,” he added.

He contended that the judicial policy provided that by the virtue of independence of judiciary no judge can even accept the position of the acting governor of the province.
The petitioner questioned that when Justice Dost Muhammad has very recently retired, how he can take such an oath when the law and the constitution forbid him from taking any political or administrative post for at least two years after retirement.

He prayed before the high court that the Caretaker CM doesn’t fulfill the criteria of the caretaker chief minister, thus his appointment should be declared illegal, unconstitutional and null and void.

Justice retired Dost Muhammad has been appointed as the K-P caretaker Chief Minister by the Election Commission of Pakistan on June 4 from the list of four names provided by the previous KP Government and leader of the opposition after the six-member parliamentary committee had failed to reach consensus on choosing the interim chief minister.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 Dec  2023

Pakistani rupee's value remained stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal and other currencies in the open market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Monday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro rate stands at 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound GBP rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED currently hovers around 77.45 while rate of Saudi Riyal stands at 75.82.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 4 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 285.15  287.95 
Euro EUR 309.9  310.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4  360.05 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45 77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold prices in Pakistan move down despite positive global cues

The gold remained under pressure as the precious metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 4 December 2023

On the first day of the week, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,000 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,043 

A single tola of 22-karat gold costs Rs170,539, while 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs. 192,325 and the price of 18k gold is Rs164,850.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2086, gaining $14.44 on Monday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Karachi PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Islamabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Peshawar PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Quetta PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Sialkot PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Attock PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Gujranwala PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Jehlum PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Multan PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Bahawalpur PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Gujrat PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Nawabshah PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Chakwal PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Hyderabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Nowshehra PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Sargodha PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Faisalabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Mirpur PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720


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