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SC summons Faisal Vawda in contempt of court case

10:55 PM | 16 May, 2024
Faisal Vawda
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The Supreme Court has fixed a contempt case hearing against independent Senator Faisal Vawda for May 17.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa will hear the case. Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan and Justice Irfan Saadat Khan are members of the bench. Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Mansoor Awan will serve as the advocate on record.

This development follows Vawda's recent remarks questioning judges over allegations of intelligence agencies' interference in judicial matters, emphasizing the need for evidence before accusing institutions.

In late March, six judges from the Islamabad High Court wrote to the Supreme Judicial Council regarding pressure on judges through abduction, torture of relatives, and secret surveillance. Justice Babar Sattar also highlighted breaches of personal data during the audio leaks case.

During a press conference at the National Press Club, Vawda criticized the judiciary, urging an end to the trend of targeting institutions. He questioned the timing of Justice Sattar's allegations and emphasized the need for evidence before making accusations.

In a Supreme Court hearing on changes to accountability laws, Justice Athar Minallah addressed the AGP, expressing concern over perceived threats to judges. The AGP responded, labeling Vawda's press conference as contemptuous and disassociating from his actions.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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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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