Panama Leaks investigation: Opposition parties reject govt ToRs, agree on four points

06:02 PM | 26 Apr, 2016
Panama Leaks investigation: Opposition parties reject govt ToRs, agree on four points
LAHORE (Staff Report) – Opposition parties on Tuesday rejected Terms of References (ToRs) formulated by the government to investigate Panama Leakes scandals and agreed on four points to probe into the matter.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) have increased their interaction with one another in order to pressurise the government to meet their demands, Dunya news reported.

Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly (NA) Syed Khurshid Shah and PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi contacted Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer Sirajul Haq to take him on board in regards to the issue as well. Siraj assured the two of his support in order to effectively deal with the matter.

Opposition parties will bring forward a declaration on May 2 after holding a joint meeting to discuss future strategy to deal with the Panama Leaks investigation.

The four points made after mutual consensus among the opposition parties are as follows:

  1. The opposition alliance has initially rejected the authorities granted to the investigation commission in accordance with the 1956 Act.

  2. Secondly, the opposition parties have demanded the formation of a commission under new laws.

  3. Thirdly, the opposition demands approval of the commission from the Assembly after introducing it in the shape of an Ordinance; the opposition has hinted that it will facilitate the government in this regards.

  4. Finally, the opposition has demanded that Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif be accounted first followed by other 250 individuals named in the Panama Papers.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
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 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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