CJP Nisar names lawyer responsible for increase in his heartbeat

04:37 PM | 12 Nov, 2018
CJP Nisar names lawyer responsible for increase in his heartbeat
ISLAMABAD - The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Mian Saqib Nisar quipped about his heartbeat in the court quoting former premier Nawaz Sharif's lawyer, Khawaja Haris.

The top judge while hearing a case regarding NAB’s appeal against the suspension of Sharifs’ conviction in Avenfield reference told Khawaja Haris, "my doctor says my heartbeat increases every time in your presence".

Moreover, the CJP asked Khawaja Haris if he had any objections on the inclusion of Justice Asif Saeed Khosa in the larger bench, a remark which caused the courtroom to erupt in laughter.

Justice Khosa's reference in the case bears a special meaning as he had written dissenting notes in the Supreme Court’s Panamagate case verdict. He headed the five-member bench which gave an interim split decision by 2:3 in the Panama case.

Justice Khosa, in his note shared widely on media, cited a quote from novel The Godfather, adding that other institutions failed or refused to probe Nawaz Sharif.

''Behind every great fortune there is a crime,'' was the one-liner Justice Khosa picked from Mario Puzo's famous piece.

A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel, held the preliminary hearing of the NAB appeal on Monday.

In a major relief to the embattled Sharif family, the bench ordered that the defendants’ bail in the case would be maintained while the NAB plea would be heard separately.

Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar underwent angioplasty at a hospital in Rawalpindi last week. The top judge came to his office to perform duties a day after his surgery.


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 20 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 20, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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