NAB begins complaint verification against Urdu University’s acting VC

Nozair Hanif Mirza 07:06 PM | 3 Apr, 2018
NAB begins complaint verification against Urdu University’s acting VC
ISLAMABAD - The National Accountability Bureau is to verify the complaints against the acting vice-chancellor of Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST), and others over alleged corruption and misuse of authority.

In an Executive Board meeting on Tuesday, NAB Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal formally approved the complaint verifications into alleged corruption by several officials.

DG NAB Karachi will verify a complaint against Sulaiman D Muhammad, the acting vice chancellor of Federal Urdu University, for illegal appointments. While Muhammad is accused of appointing a junior clerk of Grade-7, Adnan Akhtar, to Director Protocol (Grade-20), he also faces allegations of altering official record and obtaining a fake PhD degree.

Last December, the anti-corruption watchdog had arrested Ghulam Bashir Bughio, the protocol director of former FUUAST vice-chancellor Dr Zafar Iqbal, and his son Shamim Ahmad Bughio for their alleged involvement in the establishment of illegal sub-campuses in Lahore.

During interrogation, another suspect Naeem Amjad confessed in his statement to NAB that an amount of Rs2.5 million had been credited to Ghulam’s account for facilitating the establishment of the illegal campuses of FUUAST.

During Tuesday’s meeting, the NAB chairman also directed the director general of Rawalpindi bureau to verify complaint against Senator Saifullah Bangash, CDA administration and others for allowing construction of a commercial plaza on the community plot of marriage hall in Islamabad’s G-6 sector, violating building by-laws, and maintaining silence during the period of plaza’s construction.

The Multan bureau will also verify the complaints against Syed Tanveer Hussain Gilani, the former MNA and former president Anjuman Islamia Multan, for using public property for commercial purposes.

Justice (r) Javed Iqbal also directed DG NAB-Lahore to verify the complaints against Punjab Education Department for allegedly not depositing funds into Hilal e Ahmar Pakistan’s account.

Nozair Hanif Mirza
Nozair Hanif Mirza

The writer is a member of the staff. He can be accessed on Twitter @iamnozair


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 February 5, 2023 (Sunday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 280.9 284.25
Euro EUR 299 302
UK Pound Sterling GBP 335 338
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 192 194
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.72
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.3

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,300 on Sunday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,010.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Karachi PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Islamabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Peshawar PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Quetta PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Sialkot PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Attock PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Gujranwala PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Jehlum PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Multan PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Bahawalpur PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Gujrat PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Nawabshah PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Chakwal PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Hyderabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Nowshehra PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Sargodha PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Faisalabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Mirpur PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360


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