Chairman OGRA reinstated by Islamabad High Court

04:52 PM | 17 Mar, 2015
Chairman OGRA reinstated by Islamabad High Court
ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC), on Tuesday, reinstated the Chairman Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) Saeed Ahmad Khan when it dismissed the federal government’s decision to send him on forced leave.

Legal counsel for Saeed Ahmed Khan, Asma Jehangir argued before the court that his client had no connection whatsoever with the shortage of petroleum products in the country as it was not his duty to purchase and distribute petroleum products. Government’s decision to send his client on forced leave is not appropriate and if his client may prove guilty in the inquiry proceeding, his services may be dismissed, Asma Jehangir said.

Additional Attorney General Afnan Karim Kundi while representing federal government said that Saeed Khan has not been suspended but he has only been sent on forced leave so that he could not affect the inquiry going on in this matter.

Earlier, the court had reserved the decision of the case on March 11.

Khan, on 17 February, approached the court after federal government sent him on forced leave of three months citing his negligence during the days long shortage of petrol in January 2015. The chairman OGRA has a job security of four years unless he is found mentally ill, he prayed.


The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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