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ECP suspends 272 lawmakers over non-disclosure of assets

07:06 PM | 16 Oct, 2015
ECP suspends 272 lawmakers over non-disclosure of assets
ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday moved to suspend membership of 272 lawmakers over their failure to submit details of their assets.

The ECP has sent lists of the members to the respective speakers of the houses, asking them to stop the listed members from working.

The ECP also issued notices to 272 suspended lawmakers.

The parliamentarians suspended by ECP include 62 members of the Lower House of Parliament, while 13 suspended members belong to the Senate.

The biggest provincial assembly of the country in terms of seats, Punjab Assembly, also leads in the number of MPAs who have yet to disclose their assets with 123 MPAs listed.

In Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), 39 members of assembly have not disclosed their assets so far.

Of the Sindh and Balochistan assembly, the ECP has listed 26 and 9 members respectively who have yet to submit their assets.

Those who have not submitted details of their assets include Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Yusuf,  State minister Ameenul Hasanat, ruling PML-N’s Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, PPP senior leader Ameen Faheem, Fahmida Mirza, MQM’s Rasheed Godil are also among those who have not declared their assets.

Under the law, parliamentarians are required to submit details of their assets, that of their spouse and children, to the ECP by September 30.

Introduced in 2002 by the then military ruler General Pervez Musharraf the law is flouted by politicians at will.

According to the Representation of the People Act, 1976, section 42A states; “Every member shall, on a form prescribed under clause (f) of sub-section (2) of Section 12, submit a Statements of Assets & Liabilities of his own, his spouse and dependents annually to the Commission by the thirtieth day of September each year.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 18 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 18, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73

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