CJP Jamali refuses to form commission under government's ToRs

01:05 PM | 13 May, 2016
CJP Jamali refuses to form commission under government's ToRs
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) - Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali has asked government to amend the proposed Terms of References (ToRs) for the establishment of a judicial commission to probe the allegations of financial irregularity, including tax-evasion revealed in the Panama Papers, illegal loan write-offs and other money laundering accusations beginning from 1947.

Replying to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's letter, Jamali said that the commission would require and indefinite time period to investigate into the matters in light of given ToRs. The government should provide additional information to the Supreme Court of Pakistan for establishment of a judicial commission, his response said.

It further added that government should provide a list of families, companies and businessmen that should be probed by the proposed judicial commission. He added that the Supreme Court would consider government's request to form a judicial commission once additional information was provided.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi believes the CJP's reply to the Prime Minister's letter is good news for the opposition. He said that the government should prepare new ToRs with the consensus of opposition parties.

Pakistan People's Party leader Qamar Zaman Qaira said that the same issue raised by the CJP had also been raised by the opposition. The government should now amend the ToRs and sit with other political parties to resolve the matter, he added.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


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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