Supreme Court takes up ECP’s plea on Punjab election verdict today

10:22 AM | 23 May, 2023
Supreme Court takes up ECP’s plea on Punjab election verdict today
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ISLAMABAD – Supreme Court of Pakistan will resume hearing the Election Commission of Pakistan’s review petition against its April 4 order today on Tuesday.

Three-member bench, spearheaded by Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Munib Akhtar will hear the case in which earlier notices were issued to the respondents, Attorney General for Pakistan and the Advocate Generals of the Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

Earlier, the Punjab caretaker setup and federal government submitted responses to the apex court, in which incumbent officials took a stance that Supreme Court exceeded its authority by setting the election date, and they prayed the court to review its decision made on April 4.

Meanwhile, the deadline announced by the bench for general elections expired on May 14, and the government has not provided any funds and security personnel to the Commission.

The government, on the other hand, maintained that the authority to announce election date lies with the Election Commission of Pakistan, and it said the court undermined the authority of the electoral watchdog by setting a specific election date.

It also termed Supreme Court’s verdict in violation of the constitutional division of powers.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
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 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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