IHC temporarily suspends Election Bill 2017

11:14 AM | 14 Nov, 2017
IHC temporarily suspends Election Bill 2017
ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court suspended the Electoral Reforms Bill 2017 on Tuesday while admitting a petition filed against the legislation.

The decision was announced by a single judge bench comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui who issued notices to the respondents and postponed the implementation of the act.

The directives were issued on a petition filed by Maulana Allah Wasaya. The Islamabad High Court judge also summoned report from the investigative committee headed by Leader of the House in Senate Raja Zafarul Haq

The Electoral Reforms Bill 2017 was recently ratified by President Mamnoon Hussain that paved the way for former Premier Nawaz Sharif to lead Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz as president.

Another controversy that emerged after the passing of bill related to the annulment of clauses regarding Khatam e Nabuuwat for legislators against which a petition was filed in the Islamabad High Court.

The Supreme Court was also moved against the bill, however, the top court raised objections on the petitions filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Awami Muslim League Chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed.

Another petition filed by Pakistan Peoples Party is still pending with the apex court.

The writer is a civil servant.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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