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More trouble for Pervaiz Elahi, Moonis as NAB files Gujrat kickbacks reference against PTI leaders

12:31 PM | 2 Dec, 2023
More trouble for Pervaiz Elahi, Moonis as NAB files Gujrat kickbacks reference against PTI leaders

LAHORE – Pakistani authorities continue to tighten the noose of accountability around the necks of PTI President Parvez Elahi and his son Moonis Elahi, who are already facing a plethora of cases.

In a recent development, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed 1.23 billion rupees in corruption reference against former Punjab CM Pervaiz Elahi, his son Moonis Elahi and others.

The anti-graft watchdog filed graft reference against Elahi and son and other accused at Lahore’s accountability court after completing a probe about kickbacks in Gujrat development projects.

Pervaiz Elahi and Moonis Elahi have been named as prime accused in the corruption reference.

In its reference, NAB said Pervaiz Elahi, Moonis Elahi and other accused have been found involved in corruption practices that cost over 1 billion to the national kitty.

It said the former chief minister misused public office and received bribes. His son also aided him in getting illegal approval of 116 schemes for Gujrat and duo received kickbacks by granting contracts of schemes to their favorite contractors.

NAB accused Elahi and his son for receiving overall financial benefit of Rs1.23 billion rupees in bribes and kickbacks.

It said during the PTI regime, Elaho received Rs744.5 million rupees in bribes. Moonis Elahi’s accountant used to deposit kickback money to his family accounts, and he deposited Rs1 million and 61,000 Euros in his foreign account.

Pervaiz Elahi, who remained behind bars for his dissent rhetoric, deposited over Rs304 million in their personal accounts.

NAB pleaded to the accountability court to conduct trial and award sentences to accused in the reference.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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