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Chief Justice again advises PTI to withdraw resignations, rejoins parliament

11:24 AM | 22 Sep, 2022
Chief Justice again advises PTI to withdraw resignations, rejoins parliament

ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Umar Ata Bandial has advised former ruling Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf to return to the parliament by withdrawing their resignations.

CJP Bandial made the comments during today's hearing as the Imran Khan-led party wants all of the 123 resignations declared approved.

The top judge said the masses elected legislators for five years and the PTI must play its role in the Parliament, adding that floods have displaced millions of people and holding by-elections on 123 seats would cost huge expenses.

He said the centrist political party must not act in haste and the court was offering it another opportunity to reconsider its decision. The court then told PTI legal consultant Faisal Chaudhry to seek fresh instruction from the party.

Meanwhile, the apex court approved hearing a petition filed by PTI against bye-elections in eight National Assembly constituencies as PTI opposed the electoral watchdog's decision for conducting by-elections in handpicked constituencies.

The by-polls in eight NA constituencies are scheduled to be held on October 16.

Earlier this month, Islamabad High Court trashed the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf petition about resignations.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 19 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72

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