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ECP orders to remove Ahad Cheema as PM’s adviser

04:59 PM | 19 Dec, 2023
ECP orders to remove Ahad Cheema as PM’s adviser
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ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday ordered the removal of Adviser to the Prime Minister on Establishment Ahad Cheema from office in order to ensure transparency in general elections slated for February 8 next year. 

The ECP issued the order on a petition filed by Advocate Syed Aziz Uddin Kaka Khel on Sept. 29 against cabinet members Ahad Cheema and Fawad Hasan Fawad, saying they could influence the election as they have served in previous government. 

Cheema, who is serving as an adviser to the caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar on Establishment, served at the same post during the tenure of former PM Shehbaz Sharif. 

The electoral body would conduct hearing against Fawad Hasan Fawad on December 21.

In its order, the ECP said that the petition seeking the removal of Cheema “was correct” and if he remains in office, the adviser could influence the upcoming elections.

“Ahad Cheema was part of the previous government. The Cabinet Division should issue a notification to remove Cheema,” the commission said in its order.

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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