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Chief Justice bemoans Presidential Ordinances as insult to Parliament

01:04 PM | 20 Jun, 2024
Chief Justice bemoans Presidential Ordinances as insult to Parliament

ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa lamented frequent use of ordinances and the tendency to create conflicts.

The country's top judge made his remarks during a hearing on Election Commission’s appeal against formation of election tribunals, as he questioned why every matter is turned into a controversy.

A two-member bench of apex court led by Justice Isa and Justice Naeem Afghan, took up the appeal. The commission’s lawyer, Sikandar Bashir, and PTI lawyer Salman Akram Raja appeared in court.

Justice Isa questioned why the Chief Election Commissioner and the Chief Justice could not meet to resolve disputes. He was of view that if every issue is to become controversial, then Parliament should be closed, asserting that issuing ordinances is a disregard for Parliament and violates its authority.

CJP also highlighted previous dispute between President and ECP regarding the election date. He raised questions at the need for letters from the Registrar of the High Court.

Justice Isa said Supreme Court sworn to uphold the Constitution and the law, not judicial decisions and pointed out that every time Court interprets the Constitution, complexities deepen.

Before Eidul Adha, Chief Justice Lahore High Court Malik Shahzad ordered the formation of eight election tribunals, and ECP later challenged the decision in the apex court. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 23 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 23, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.25 for buying and 280.70 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 354.5 and selling rate is 358.35.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65

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