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Imran Khan, Qureshi to be indicted in cipher case on December 12

10:05 AM | 4 Dec, 2023
Imran Khan, Qureshi to be indicted in cipher case on December 12
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RAWALPINDI – The special court announced to indict former prime minister Imran Khan and ex-foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in cipher case on December 12.

Judge Abual Hasnat Zulqarnain condiucted the hearing in the Adiala Jail. During Monday's hearing, PTI lawyers objected the issue of not allowing world media to cover the key issue.

The counsel further maintained that the trial is underway under the Criminal Act 1952, however, it was amended in 1958, and argued that the court could not continue with the trial until clarification on the matter.

The prosecutor on the other hand said the notification of the law and justice ministry is clear and the trial is underway as per the law. The court then distributed copies of challan to respondents and announced to indict the former chief PTI in cipher case on December 12.

The open trial of ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan and former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi resumed on Monday at Adiala Jail in Cipher case.

Special Court Judge Abual Hasnat Zulqarnain will conduct the open court hearing as former PTI chief was indicted over leaking state secrets.

Former cricket star is charged with leaking cipher between Washington and Islamabad that the outspoken politician linked to his ousted from the premiership.

Last week, a Special Court conducted cipher case hearing at Adiala Jail where prosecutor Shah Khawar, Advocate Zulgarnain Abbas Naqvi, Special Prosecutor Rizwan Abbasi, and FIA’s lega team appeared before the court.

Judge Abul Hasnat Zulqarnain pointed out a problem with his production order and that he would give the next date. He remarked that justice would not only be done but it would also be seen to be done.

Previously, the government issued a notification directing authorities to hold open trial of Mr Khan inside Adiala jail over security threats. Earlier, Islamabad High Court ruled that Khan's trial in jail was illegal and ordered a retrial in open court.

Khan, 71, was held in early August, and is facing over 150 cases. He and his second in line were indicted in the cipher case, both pleaded not guilty.

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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