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Jappa replaces Chatha as Rawalpindi Commissioner, rejects rigging allegations

10:02 AM | 18 Feb, 2024
Jappa replaces Chatha as Rawalpindi Commissioner, rejects rigging allegations

RAWALPINDI – Rawalpindi Commissioner Liaquat Ali Chatha has been transferred and directed to report to the Services and General Administration Department after his polls rigging allegations.

Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) Director General Saif Anwar Jappa has been given an additional charge of Rawalpindi commissioner.

Jappa has refuted all allegations made by his predecessor concerning irregularities in the February 8 general elections. Jappa clarified that the commissioner's role during the polls was strictly limited to coordination.

Former Commissioner Liaquat Ali Chatha of Rawalpindi Division resigned, acknowledging his involvement in widespread rigging during the general elections in the garrison city, which led to injustice for the people.

"I officially assumed the position of Rawalpindi commissioner on February 7," Jappa stated. He held a press conference at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium alongside District Returning Officers (DROs) from Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Attock, and Chakwal districts.

Asserting the fairness and integrity of the recent elections, the District Returning Officer (DRO) for Rawalpindi assured that the elections were conducted transparently and without any external influence. Dismissing the former commissioner's allegations, DC Chakwal ruled out any undue pressure during the elections.

Jappa has called for a comprehensive inquiry to investigate the rigging claims made by the former commissioner. Addressing the rigging accusations, he stated, "I refute the allegations made by the former commissioner and advocate for a thorough investigation into the matter."

Previously, Jappa chaired an emergency meeting with DROs from Attock, Jhelum, Chakwal, Rawalpindi, and Murree at the DRO office. The meeting aimed to evaluate the current situation following Chatha's allegations.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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