LHC moved against Punjab’s chief information commissioner

07:57 PM | 23 Oct, 2017
LHC moved against Punjab’s chief information commissioner
LAHORE - A senior bar member has approached the Lahore High Court against the appointment of a PML-N’s loyalist Naseer Ahmad Bhutta as Punjab’s Chief Information Commissioner.

Chaudhry Shoaib Saleem submitted in his petition that the appointment of senior advocate and former parliamentarian Naseer Ahmad Bhutta as Chief Information Commissioner has been made purely on political basis in violation of Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act, 2013.

He said the respondent was elected as MNA from Lahore in 2008 on PML-N’s ticket and is also president of PML-N Punjab Lawyers Forum. Bhutta resigned as Additional Attorney General, two day before his appointment as commissioner.

The petitioner-lawyer points out that respondent being a political boss of the commission, could hamper access to information in important cases. The lawyer alleged that the appointment of Bhutta has been made in order to gain certain political designs.

He therefore prayed to the court to set aside the impugned appointment being made illegally and unlawfully. The petitioner also prayed the court to immediately restrain Bhutta from holding his office as interim relief.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


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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