Parvez Elahi arrested again moments after acquitted in corruption case

04:15 PM | 2 Jun, 2023
Parvez Elahi arrested again moments after acquitted in corruption case
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LAHORE – PTI President Chaudhry Parvez Elahi was arrested again moments after an anti-corruption court acquitted him in a graft case related to development projects in Gujran.

Police arrested Elahi from the anti-corruption establishment’s headquarters in a case registered against him Gujranwala.

Earlier in the day, the former chief minister was brought to court amid tight security where ACE officials sought his 14-day physical remand in the corruption case.

During the hearing, Elahi’s lawyer Rana Intezar said record of all development projects initiated by his client was available.

After hearing the arguments, the judge reserved his verdict and allowed the ACE officials to take him back to the headquarters.

Announcing his verdict, the anti-corruption court has acquitted the PTI president in the corruption case.

On Thursday, the arrest was made in connection with a corruption case involving misappropriation of Rs70 million in development funds allocated for the Gujrat district, for which Elahi’s bail request was denied.

It is noteworthy that two cases have been lodged in Gujranwala against the former Punjab chief minister, accusing him of accepting kickbacks in awarding contracts. Additionally, another case has been registered against him in Lahore. 

In light of these charges, a special judge of the anti-corruption court in Lahore issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Elahi, instructing authorities to produce him by June 2. The PTI leader now faces two arrest warrants, the first of which was issued on May 25 following the revocation of his bail, and the second on May 26.

Previously, an anti-corruption team had attempted to arrest Elahi at his residence, but their efforts were unsuccessful. The area around his house was cordoned off by the Punjab Police and Elite Force, restricting entry and exit points.

In April, the ACE Gujranwala filed a case against the PTI president based on a report that accused him of accepting a bribe of Rs2 billion for a development scheme contract. Additionally, Elahi is implicated in another case (FIR No 6/23), which alleges that he received a bribe of Rs120 million from a Turkish company, an international organization.

The judge presiding over the anti-corruption court declared Elahi’s medical certificate, which claimed chest pain as a reason for his inability to attend court, as fraudulent.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 29, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on September 29, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 286.05 289.15
Euro EUR 307 310
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353.3 357
U.A.E Dirham AED 80 80.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.75
Australian Dollar AUD 189 191
Bahrain Dinar BHD 778.84 786.84
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.24 40.64
Danish Krone DKK 41.83 42.23
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 37.93 38.28
Indian Rupee INR 3.57 3.68
Japanese Yen JPY 1.63 1.71
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 945.27 954.27
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.58 176.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.31 770.31
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 323.01 325.51
Thai Bhat THB 8.12 8.27

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 29, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,600 on Friday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 176,270. Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 29 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Karachi PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Islamabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Peshawar PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Quetta PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Sialkot PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Attock PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Gujranwala PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Jehlum PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Multan PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Bahawalpur PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Gujrat PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Nawabshah PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Chakwal PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Hyderabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Nowshehra PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Sargodha PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Faisalabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465
Mirpur PKR 205,600 PKR 2,465


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