Punjab Police comes to Maryam Nawaz's defence after uniform controversy

11:31 PM | 25 Apr, 2024
Maryam Nawaz in police uniform
Source: Punjab Police on X

Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz came under fire on Thursday for wearing police uniform to an event hosted by the Punjab Police in Lahore. 

A few hours later, a lawyer moved a Lahore court, arguing that a case should be registered against Maryam Nawaz as she was not authorised to wear the police uniform since she was neither a government official nor a member of the police force. 

Petitioner Syed Waqar Ali Shah, a lawyer who practices law at the Lahore High Court (LHC), filed the petition under section 22-A and B CRPC for registration of the criminal case against Maryam.

Against this back drop, the Punjab Police came forward to defend the Punjab chief minister's act.

In a statement shared on X later in the evening, the Punjab Police said, "As per the 'Punjab Police Dress Regulations', the CM of Punjab, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, is entitled to wear the police uniform. This has been widely celebrated by the police personnel, who view it as a commendable show of solidarity. The Central Police Office has received hundreds of messages in which police personnel have lauded this step. Female police officers are celebrating the event and have shared various pictures of Madam CM Punjab in uniform. The Punjab Police is committed to further improve the law and order situation and to continue the counter-terrorism efforts across the country, as directed by Madam CM in a subsequent meeting held at the Police Training College Chung, Lahore."

The post shared by the Punjab Police also carries a notification, saying that the Punjab Police rules allowed the chief minister to wear the police uniform. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 15 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 15, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.50 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.5
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.7 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.8 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 311.9 314.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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