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CJP Nisar summons IGP Punjab, DCO Lahore in land grabbing case

11:29 AM | 1 Dec, 2018
CJP Nisar summons IGP Punjab, DCO Lahore in land grabbing case
LAHORE - Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar summoned the Inspector General Police Punjab, Tahir Saleemi as well as District Coordination Officer (DCO) Lahore on Saturday.

During the hearing of a case regarding the illegal possession of land by Mansha Bomb, the top judge scolded the connivance of police with the land mafia.

'Police should be ashamed of its role, it gets abused but even then backs mafias,' the top judge remarked.

Addressing the DIG Operation in the courtroom,  the chief justice categorically remarked that police were colluding with the mafia.

'What is your relation with Mansha Bomb, why are you siding with him,' the top judge asked Waqas Nazir.

In point-blank remarks, the chief justice observed that the bench was summoning Mansha Bomb, Afzal Khokhar, Karamat Khokhar and whoever influencing the case.

He wondered as to why Mansha Bomb was not being bridled directing that Mansha would be produced before the court.

The top judge directed the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) to present the report by 12 midnight after handing over possession to the deserving ones.

'Is this the police of Naya Pakistan,' wondered the top judge posing mistrust in the law enforcers working under the command of Sardar Usman Ahmed Buzdar, the chief minister of Punjab.

Malik Mansha Khokhar alias Mansha Bomb was arrested from the Supreme Court premises in October.

Khokhar, who is wanted by the law enforcement agencies in over 70 cases of land encroachment, murder and attempted murder, is allegedly the leader of a land mafia operating in Johar Town, Lahore.

Khokhar claims that he had never grabbed any land illegally. “I have not grabbed anyone’s land and have documentary evidence to prove that the land I own belongs to my father,” he said.

“I am being treated unfairly and want justice to be done,” Khokhar said, claiming that former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif filed bogus cases against him.

The writer is a civil servant.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

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 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 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 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
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 207 209
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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