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SC accepts plea seeking annulment of elections for hearing

11:00 AM | 16 Feb, 2024
SC accepts plea seeking annulment of elections for hearing

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) has set a date to hear a plea aiming to invalidate the 2024 general elections.

A three-member bench, including Justice Muhammad Ali Mazahir and Justice Musarrat Hilali, presided over by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Qazi Faez Isa, is scheduled to review the plea on February 19.

Earlier, a private petitioner approached the Supreme Court, urging it to nullify the February 8 general elections due to alleged breaches of electoral integrity and democratic principles.

The petitioner requested the court to mandate fresh elections under judicial supervision within 30 days to ensure fairness, transparency, and accountability.

It’s worth noting that in last week’s election, independent candidates supported by a incarcerated former prime minister secured 92 out of 264 seats, emerging as the largest group.

Pakistan’s political future remains uncertain as none of the major parties—PML-N, PPP, or PTI-backed independents—obtained a simple majority in the National Assembly during the February 8 general elections.

Political actors are actively engaged in forming alliances to secure 169 seats in the 336-member lower house of parliament.

Throughout the announcement of results, PTI-backed independent candidates maintained their lead over mainstream political parties, particularly in the National and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assemblies, during the 2024 general elections.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 13 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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