SC disqualifies PML-N's Dewan Bukhari, orders re-election in NA-153 Multan

01:49 PM | 21 Jan, 2016
SC disqualifies PML-N's Dewan Bukhari, orders re-election in NA-153 Multan
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) - The Supreme Court of Pakistan Thursday ordered Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to hold a re-election in NA-153 Multan, while dismissing an appeal filed by PML-N's Dewan Ashiq Bukhari against the verdict of an election tribunal which declared his election as null and void.

On October 17, 2014, the tribunal ordered a re-election in the constituency after the educational documents of PML-N candidate were found to be fake, however Dewan Ashiq moved Supreme Court against the verdict.

Announcing its verdict, the SC bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr Anwar Zaheer Jamali upheld the verdict given by the election tribunal.

Anwar Zaheer Jamali, in his ruling, said; how could a person hold bachelors or masters degree when he was not even an intermediate.

Earlier in 2013 general elections, Dewan Ashiq Bukhari won the NA-153 constituency with 94,298 votes. Rana Muhammad Qasim Noon, who was then contesting polls on PPP ticket, bagged 88,593 votes. However Noon refused to accept the election result and moved election tribunal.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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