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Trump declared ineligible to contest presidential polls

11:23 AM | 20 Dec, 2023
Trump declared ineligible to contest presidential polls

The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday disqualified former President Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 presidential ballot under the 14th Amendment’s “insurrectionist ban.”

The 4-3 ruling, awaiting a January 4 potential challenge in the US apex court by Trump, centers on his involvement in the January 6, 2021, US Capitol attack, as reported by US media.

This landmark decision marks the first instance of a US presidential candidate being barred under the provision that prohibits individuals engaged in “insurrection or rebellion” from holding office. While the court’s order applies to Colorado, its potential impact on Trump’s national status for the November 5 general elections next year is significant.

Neutral US election analysts consider Colorado a Democratic stronghold, indicating an anticipated victory for President Joe Biden regardless of Trump’s candidacy there.

The Colorado Supreme Court highlighted Trump’s active participation in the Capitol siege, stating that his actions went beyond incitement; he continued supporting the insurrection by persistently urging Vice President Mike Pence to defy his constitutional duties and rallying senators to halt the electoral vote count.

The court notably determined that Trump’s January 6 speech didn’t fall under the protection of the First Amendment’s freedom of speech.

Trump vowed to appeal the ruling to the US Supreme Court. The Colorado court agreed to delay the ruling’s effect until at least January 4, 2024, to allow for this appeal.

"The Colorado Supreme Court issued a completely flawed decision tonight and we will swiftly file an appeal to the United States Supreme Court," a spokesperson from the Trump campaign said.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Today Open Market Currency Rates - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 23 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 23, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 294.3 and selling rate is 297.9 while British Pound rate is 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 72.85.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.7 917.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74

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