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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.


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

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

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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