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NA approves resolution to bring reference against Chief Justice of Pakistan

02:49 PM | 15 May, 2023
NA approves resolution to bring reference against Chief Justice of Pakistan
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ISLAMABAD – The National Assembly, lower house of the Pakistan’s parliament, on Monday approved a resolution to file a reference against Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial over alleged misconduct.

The resolution coincides with a protest being staged by the Pakistan Democratic Movement with JUI-F supporters on the forefront against the judiciary over alleged illegal favours to PTI Chairman Imran Khan.

The protesters of the ruling coalition parties have entered the Red Zone in the federal capital and set up camps to stage sit-in in front of the Supreme Court of Pakistan days after it declared the arrest of the PTI chief in the Al-Qadir Trust case illegal.

Reports said a parliamentary committee comprising members of different political parties would finalise the draft of the reference. National Assembly Speaker Raja Parvez Ashraf will be authorised to constitute the committee.

Earlier in the day, speaking in the National Assembly, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, JUI-F leader Asad Mahmood and others called for bringing a reference over alleged double standards of justice by CJP Bandial.

Khawaja Asif said that one faction of the judiciary was involved in politics and backing the attackers who ransacked Corps Commander House in Lahore on May 9.

Saying Parliament should exercise its constitutional and parliamentary rights, he lamented that the judges are not serving justice instead doing politics.

The efence minister suggested Parliament should send reference against the CJP in the Supreme Judicial Council and play its historical role.

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Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65

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