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IHC dismisses smear campaign against Justice Babar Sattar

06:09 PM | 28 Apr, 2024
IHC dismisses smear campaign against Justice Babar Sattar

ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Sunday dismissed a baseless campaign against Justice Babar Sattar, refuting allegations of dual citizenship.

In an official statement, the IHC denied the unfounded social media claims and clarified that the Chief Justice at the time was aware of Justice Sattar's green card status when he was appointed.

The statement also noted that after becoming a judge, Justice Sattar's children obtained Pakistani citizenship, and his mother has been running a school since 1992. 

Justice Sattar holds only Pakistani citizenship, said the statement.

The court highlighted that a smear campaign targeting Justice Sattar is circulating on social media, including the distribution of his personal information. Travel documents of his wife and children have also been posted online.

The IHC statement noted that Justice Sattar graduated in law from Oxford University and earned a degree from Harvard Law School. He was granted permanent US residency due to his outstanding qualifications but relinquished it in 2005 when he returned to Pakistan.

It is worth noting that on December 28, 2020, then-President Arif Alvi approved the appointments of Babar Sattar and Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri as judges of the Islamabad High Court.

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Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 19, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 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.

Forex Rates 

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
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 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
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 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73

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