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SC directs Pervez Khattak to submit Rs1.3m in advertisement case

11:39 PM | 14 Dec, 2018
SC directs Pervez Khattak to submit Rs1.3m in advertisement case
ISLAMABAD - Former chief minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak was ordered by the Supreme Court on Friday to deposit Rs1.365 million for an advertisement featuring his photograph.

The incumbent defence minister was directed to deposit the money in national exchequer within ten days.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard a suo motu case pertaining to media campaigns run by the governments of Sindh, Punjab and KPK; the chief justice had taken suo motu notice of the issue in February.

During the hearing today, the additional advocate general for KP informed the bench that Khattak was willing to deposit Rs 1.365m from his personal account.

The court permitted the minister to do so and observed that a report should be submitted after the amount was deposited.

Former Punjab chief minister and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz President Shahbaz Sharif has already paid Rs5.5 million while Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has paid Rs1.4 million for their photographs in advertisements.

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had remarked that Shehbaz Sharif in an exemplary move had submitted the cheque voluntarily and other leaders should also follow the same.

CJP Nisar during a hearing of the case had termed using pictures for self-promotion as inappropriate.

"The use of pictures in government ads on TV or in print is henceforth prohibited by the court," he had observed.

The writer is a civil servant.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

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 - 26 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 2.1 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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