SC scraps Nawaz Sharif's petition for clubbing NAB references

01:56 PM | 4 Jan, 2018
SC scraps Nawaz Sharif's petition for clubbing NAB references
ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court (SC) rejected former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's petition to club together the three references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against him.

During an in-chamber hearing on Thursday, the plea was dismissed for the second time in a row as the PML-N leader was meted out the same treatment on December 2.

In his petition, Sharif had claimed that filing three separate references against him was "illegal, and violates the law and the Constitution, besides being violative of his [Sharif's] fundamental rights".

Besides, Sharif had also asked the apex court to declare his lifetime disqualification from holding a public office as illegal to which the SC questioned how Sharif could challenge his disqualification when his review petition has already been dismissed.

The National Accountablity Bureau had filed three references against Nawaz Sharif regarding Avenfield properties, Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investment; however, his daughter and her husband are named in reference regarding Avenfield properties alone.

The elder Sharif has been indicted in all the three references, however, he pleaded no guilty in all the graft references.

The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz president appeared before the accountability court in Islamabad on Wednesday where prosecution witness, Mohammad Tasleem, who is commissioner Inland Revenue, recorded his statement before the court. Tasleem said that he had appeared before the NAB Rawalpindi and provided details regarding wealth tax paid by Nawaz and his sons – Hasan and Hussain Nawaz – to the authorities.

The court has adjourned case until January 9.

The writer is a civil servant.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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