LHC summons Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz for using official protocol despite disqualification

10:38 PM | 24 Nov, 2017
LHC summons Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz for using official protocol despite disqualification
LAHORE - The Lahore High Court (LHC) has summoned deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz over using official protocol despite being disqualified by the apex court.

The decision was taken on Friday during the hearing of a plea, filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Andleeb Abbas, seeking to retract official protocol from the former premier and his family.

On July 28, Sharif was disqualified to hold the office of prime minister by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case.

Nawaz Sharif, his sons Hasan and Hussain, daughter Maryam, son-in-law Capt (retd) Mohammad Safdar and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar are facing multiple corruption references in the accountability court.

During today’s hearing, the petitioner’s counsel argued that the respondent was not only still using the Punjab House in the federal capital but travelling with a motorcade of 40 vehicles.

Over Rs21 million of tax-payers’ money was spent on the protocol of Maryam and her father while they were appearing before the joint investigation team (JIT) formed by the top court in the Panamagate case, said the petitioner.

The court later issued notices to the defendants and other parties, seeking their replies on the next hearing scheduled for December 21.

The writer is a staff member. He has been affiliated with Pakistan's leading English newspapers and worked as News Producer at FM 107.4. Death (as...he is a station, and death is a longest journey from seen to unseen world), Rain, and winter's Full Moon 'Jarray ki Chandani' always fascinate him too much.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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