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PTI to move Supreme Court against PHC verdict in reserved seats case, says Barrister Gohar

07:30 PM | 14 Mar, 2024
Barrister Gohar Ali Khan talking to media in Islamabad
Source: File photo

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Barrister Gohar Ali Khan announced on Thursday that his party would challenge the verdict of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) in the reserved seats case in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. 

Barrister Gohar’s statement came hours after the PHC dismissed PTI-backed Sunni Ittehad Council’s (SIC) petition challenging the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) refusal to allocate reserved seats to the party. 

Talking to reporters in the federal capital, Barrister Gohar said the PTI would hold a public meeting on March 23 and it would announce the venue for the gathering within a day or two. He said that PTI’s winning candidates were being deprived of their seats through recount of votes in various constituencies. He asked the Supreme Court to form a larger bench to hear the reserved seats case. He reiterated his stance that the parliament would remain incomplete until his party is given the due share in reserved seats. 

Also on Thursday, Barrister Gohar alleged that ECP was hatching a conspiracy against his party by accepting pleas for recount of votes in various constituencies where PTI candidates had won in the February 8 general elections. He told reporters, “Recounting can’t be done after consolidation of results. Only pleas against PTI are being accepted.”

He said the ECP was conspiring to change the victories of PTI candidates into defeats through recounting of votes.

In a related development, PTI leader in Karachi Khurrum Sher Zaman expressed disappointment with the PHC decision on reserved seats. Taking to X, he wrote, “Very disappointing decision by [PHC] but we will continue to fight on to get out rightful seats in all assemblies through Supreme Court.”

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 April 2024

Pakistani currency continues to gain against US Dollar and other currencies on April 18, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.2 for buying and 280.3 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 - 18 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.2 280.3
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25  345.65 
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25  75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.63 747.63
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.32 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.42 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.76

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