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Complaint filed against judge Zeba Chaudhry over Shahbaz Gill’s remand saga

11:50 AM | 26 Aug, 2022
Complaint filed against judge Zeba Chaudhry over Shahbaz Gill’s remand saga
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ISLAMABAD – A file has been complaint against Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Zeba Chaudhry for her orders regarding physical remand of PTI leader Shahbaz Gill in a sedition case.

Yaseen Gill, a brother of the incarcerated PTI leader, filed the complaint with the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the sessions judge and the member of the court’s inspection team (MIT).

The development comes after PTI Chairman Imran Khan warned the female judge of consequences over approving remand of Gill as he claimed that detained party leader was tortured in police custody.

Shahbaz Gill was arrested on August 9 and he was sent on remand into police custody till August 12 by a judicial magistrate. When police requested the magistrate to extend his remand, he turned down the petition.

The police challenged the decision in a sessions court , which also upheld the magistrate’s decision of not extending the Gill’s remand.  

When the matter was taken to the IHC, acting Chief Justice Justice Aamer Farooq remanded the matter back to the sessions court , directing it to decision on the petition in accordance with the law.

ADSJ Zeba Chaudhry in a subsequent hearing granted two-day physical remand of Gill to the police. This was the point when the female judge faced backlash on social media and threats from Imran Khan.

Gill’s brother in his complaint argued that the lady judge made grave violations and derogation of judicial norms.

“…the said act of conducting the proceedings by the learned ASJ Zeba Chaudhry is amounting to gross misconduct, illegality and mala fide intention committed by her since based on her grave incompetence, glaring negligence and noticeable partiality, violating the code of conduct of a judge, therefore, not covered under the umbrella of good faith or indemnity provided for the protection of a judicial officer,” the complaint said.

The complainant said that the lady judge could only sent the remand matter back of judicial magistrate instead of issuing ruling on it.

It alleged that she was “acting with the investigation agency to destroy the evidence of their crime of inflicting third degree physical torture upon the accused [Gill] for the purpose of screening out the offenders from the charge of cognizable offences of hurt.”

The Shahbaz Gill’s brother has sought “disciplinary action/proceedings against ADSJ Chaudhry for commission of misconduct.”

On Thursday, Shahbaz Gill also filed a petition for his post-arrest bail after he was sent to jail on judicial remand.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

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

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
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 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
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 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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