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Committee formed to probe Rawalpindi commissioner’s rigging allegations

02:44 PM | 18 Feb, 2024
Committee formed to probe Rawalpindi commissioner’s rigging allegations
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ISLAMABAD - Rawalpindi Commissioner Liaquat Ali Chatha claimed he helped rig February 8 elections, sparking new controversy about the electoral process, and now Election Commission of Pakistan formed a high-level committee to look into the election rigging allegations leveled by the senior bureaucrat.

Chatha said he changed losers into winners, reversing margins of 70,000 votes in 13 national assembly seats.

Amid the new controversy, a high-level committee comprising ECP officials, a secretary, a special secretary, and an additional director general law will investigate the matter.

A senior member commission would preside over the committee. 

The committee members will record statements of ROs and DROs and will submit a report to the commission within 3 days.

It further said a decision on whether any legal actions including contempt of Election Commission would be taken against the Rawalpindi commissioner would be made after analysing the findings of the report.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal 12 April

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 12, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Friday, 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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