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Court issues detailed verdict in Toshakhana reference against Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi

01:00 PM | 2 Feb, 2024
Court issues detailed verdict in Toshakhana reference against Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi

ISLAMABAD –The Accountability Court has released the detailed verdict in the Toshakhana case following the sentencing of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder and former prime minister Imran Khan along with his wife, Bushra Bibi, to 14 years in jail.

The 23-page verdict, issued by Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir, found Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi guilty of causing financial harm to the national treasury and engaging in fraudulent activities to obtain financial benefits amounting to Rs 1573.72 million.

The detailed verdict revealed that a total of 16 witnesses testified in the Toshakhana case against the former prime minister and his wife. It highlighted that Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi had received 108 gifts from foreign dignitaries, including jewelry from Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman. 

However, the court found that one particular gift, despite being reported in Toshakhana, was not submitted. Instead, it was retained by Khan and his wife against a payment of Rs 9 million, significantly lower than its actual value of Rs 3.16 billion.

The PTI founder and Bushra Bibi were not only subjected to 14 years of imprisonment but also faced disqualification from holding public office for the next decade. Furthermore, they were fined Rs 1.573 billion as part of the court’s ruling.

In response to the verdict, the PTI announced its intention to challenge the decision against its founder and Bushra Bibi in the Toshakhana case.

The Toshakhana case has been a significant point of contention in national politics, particularly after the Election Commission of Pakistan disqualified the PTI chief last year for providing false statements and incorrect declarations.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 20 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 20, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72

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