Justice Munib Akhtar sworn in as acting chief justice of Pakistan in Qazi Faez Isa's absence

09:25 PM | 18 May, 2024
Justice Munib Akhtar
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Justice Munib Akhtar, the second most senior judge of the Supreme Court, was sworn in as the acting Chief Justice of Pakistan on Saturday. Justice Yahya Afridi administered the oath to Justice Akhtar in a solemn and dignified ceremony held at the apex court in Islamabad.

According to an official statement, Justice Akhtar will serve as the acting Chief Justice in the absence of Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa and senior puisne judge Justice Mansoor Ali Shah. Chief Justice Isa is currently out of the country.

The ceremony was attended by judges of the Supreme Court, representatives from the Pakistan Bar Council, and the Supreme Court Bar Association. SC Registrar Jazeela Aslam conducted the proceedings, with officers and staff of the court also in attendance.

Justice Munib Akhtar was born in 1963 and received his early education at Aitchison College. He graduated with a BA from Government College University, Lahore, in 1983, and from Princeton University in 1986, where he completed a 150-page thesis titled "Pakistan and South Korea 1947-1970 — A Comparative Analysis of Economic Development." He earned his LLB from Punjab University Law College in 1989.

Justice Akhtar began his legal career in 1990 when he was enrolled as an advocate in subordinate courts. He was admitted to practice at the Sindh High Court in 1992 and the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 2009.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 20 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 20, 2024 (Thursday) 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.

Forex Rates

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
Norwegian 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 Baht THB 7.58 7.73


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