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Imran Khan moves SC against rejection of nomination papers

01:36 PM | 31 Jan, 2024
Imran Khan moves SC against rejection of nomination papers

ISLAMABAD – Former prime minister Imran Khan, the founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has lodged an appeal with the Supreme Court (SC) challenging the rejection of his nomination papers for the upcoming 2024 elections.

According to reports, Khan has petitioned the apex court to affirm his eligibility to contest from NA-122 and NA-89 constituencies in the upcoming elections.

In the petition, he contends that the disqualification notice is flawed under Article 63(1)H, arguing that disqualification requires a moral offense.

Khan implores the Supreme Court to nullify the verdict of the election tribunal, asserting that the conviction in the Toshakhana case did not hinge on moral grounds.

Previously, the Lahore High Court (LHC) upheld the decision of the Election Appellate Tribunal to dismiss appeals by Imran Khan and other PTI leaders against the rejection of their nomination papers by the returning officers (ROs) for the upcoming general elections.

The former prime minister had filed his nomination papers for NA-122 Lahore and NA-89 Mianwali, both of which were turned down by the respective ROs. Subsequently, he contested these rulings before the election appellate tribunals, where his appeals met a similar fate.

It is worth noting that on December 30, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) rejected Imran Khan’s nomination papers for two National Assembly constituencies – NA-122 (Lahore) and NA-89 (Mianwali), citing his prior conviction.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 17 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 16, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.25 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro stands at 296.25 for buying and 299 for selling while British Pound rate is 344.5 for buying, and 348 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.15 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.25 280.05
Euro EUR 296.25 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.5 348
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.15 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.50 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 180.5 182.2
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.77 747.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.61 35.96
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 904.28 913.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.45 169.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.95
Omani Riyal OMR 722.59 730.59
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 306.51 309.01
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72

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