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Imran Khan cleared to contest elections from NA-95, NA-131 seat

12:34 PM | 25 Jun, 2018
Imran Khan cleared to contest elections from NA-95, NA-131 seat
ISLAMABAD - An appellate tribunal of the Lahore High Court rejected the RO's objections and allowed Imran to contest upcoming polls from NA-95 seat of Mianwali as well as NA-131 seat of Lahore.

The verdict regarding the Mianwali seat was reserved by Appellate tribunal judge Justice Faisal Zaman Khan and on Monday, the august court decided in favour of the PTI chief.

During the hearing of the case, Imran’s counsel Babar Awan had argued that the PTI supremo had declared all his assets and the concerned RO rejected the nomination papers on technical grounds.

Awan requested the tribunal to declare the RO’s decision null and void and to allow Imran, contest the upcoming election from NA-95.

On the other hand, lawyer Jahandad Khan told the court that the oath commissioner has not attested Imran’s affidavit and that Khan's signatures were different on every page.

However, the provincial high court has now rejected the objections, paving way for Khan to contest elections from his ancestral town.

Imran Khan had submitted nomination papers for five seats of the National assembly, NA-53 (Islamabad), NA-95 (Mianwali), NA-131 Lahore, NA-243 in Karachi and NA-35.

With the latest verdict, Khan has been given a go-ahead to contest elections from all the constituencies, except Bannu.

The writer is a civil servant.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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