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Never said people should rise up against the government, clarifies Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali

03:05 PM | 14 Oct, 2016
Never said people should rise up against the government, clarifies Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali
ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) - Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali on Friday termed the coverage of Thursday‘s proceeding ‘irresponsible‘ and clarified that he never said people should stand up against the government.

While hearing the case pertaining to the Punjab government’s Orange Line Metro Train project, the Chief Justice made it clear that no judge can give such irresponsible remarks in the courtroom.

Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali went on to say that he only asked people to vote the right person as it is for the people who vote the rulers to power.

The court had directed the plaintiffs and all the respondents to suggest the names of three experts each who could advise the bench regarding technical matters in the Orange Line Mertro Train case.

The apex court is hearing the appeals of the Punjab government, Lahore Development Authority (LDA), the Punjab Mass Transit Authority and Nespak against the Lahore High Court’s verdict regarding ban on the construction work within 200 feet of 11 heritage Lahore.

Earlier, on Thursday multiple media channels quoted Chief Justice of Pakistan as saying" People are being fooled in the name of democracy as monarchy was established in the country in the name of democracy".

Related: “People are being fooled in the name of democracy,” Chief Justice shows his anger for the PMLN govt

Major opposition parties threw weight behind the remarks of the Chief Justice and opined that the highest judicial office vindicated their stance.

Pakistan Tehree-e-Insaf in particular took the remarks as an endorsement for their upcoming capital lock down and urged people to stand against the corrupt system.

However, the CJ has cleared the air regarding his remarks adding that the media reporting was irresponsible.

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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