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SC allows Sanam Javed, Shaukat Basra to contest elections 2024

03:44 PM | 26 Jan, 2024
SC allows Sanam Javed, Shaukat Basra to contest elections 2024
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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Friday allowed PTI leaders Sanam Javed and Shaukat Basra to take part in upcoming elections scheduled for February 8.

A three-member bench comprising Justice Muneeb Akhtar, Justice Shahid Waheed and Justice Irfan Saadat herd the petitions filed by the duo against the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision to reject their nomination papers. 

The apex court has approved their nomination papers, directing the electoral watchdog to include the names of these candidates in ballot paper, besides directing it to hold elections in their constituencies on Feb 8 at every cost. 

It is recalled that Sanam Javed, who has been detained for months in May 9 cases, is contesting elections against PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz in NA-119 Lahore. She has also submitted nomiation papers for PP-150.

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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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