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LHC issues notices to Ch Nisar for not taking oath as MPA

08:18 PM | 29 Jan, 2019
LHC issues notices to Ch Nisar for not taking oath as MPA
LAHORE - The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday issued notices to former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan (MPA-elect) on a petition seeking directions for de-notifying him for not taking oath as a member of the Punjab Assembly.

The single bench comprising Justice Shahid Waheed, which heard a petition filed by Advocate Mian Asif Mehmood, also issued notices to the federation, Punjab government and Election Commission of Pakistan.

Earlier, the petitioner's counsel argued that Nisar Ali Khan was elected as MPA from PP-10 Chakri in 2018 general elections but he did not take the oath of his office despite the lapse of more than six months. He contended that the act of not taking an oath by an elected parliamentarian amounted to depriving the people of the constituency of their right to representation and a violation of Articles 2-A, 17 and 25 of the Constitution.

The counsel further contended that rule 6 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National and provincial assemblies to the extent of not providing a time limit for taking the oath was also ultra vires of the Constitution.

He asked the court to declare the impugned rules of the assemblies null and void for not carrying a time frame of oath taking, de-notify Nisar Ali Khan for not taking the oath of his office and order a fresh election in the constituency.

At this, the court issued notices to the respondents and sought reply while adjourning the further hearing.

Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APPC) - Pakistan's Premier News Agency

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
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 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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