Fawad Chaudhry terms DPO Pakpattan's transfer legal

10:04 AM | 5 Oct, 2018
Fawad Chaudhry terms DPO Pakpattan's transfer legal
ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said that Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar transferred former DPO Kasur Rizwan Umar Gondal, whose suo motu case is being heard by the Supreme Court, legally.

The information minister, who is also lawyer by profession, while talking to a private news channel said that he was surprised over the stance taken by the Punjab government in the court. He added that the Punjab government should have taken tough stance over the issue in the apex court.

He said that the inspector general had no authority to relocate the DPO as the power in this regard lied with the provincial chief executive. He termed the transfer of Gondal by Buzdar, which was reportedly done on political basis, as legal.

اThe police officer was mysteriously transferred a few months ago after the verbal duel of Pakpattan police with Khawar Maneka while he was crossing a checkpoint in the city.

Gondal was reportedly asked to clarify his position on the matter before a civilian, Ahsan Jamil Gujjer who had family terms with Bushra Imran. As soon as the media flashed the news about the 'political transfer', the top judge took notice of the incident.

A recent report submitted by National Counterterrorism Authority (Nacta) chief Maher Khaliq Dad Lak stated taht orders for the transfer of Gondal in the middle of the night came from the chief minister's office.

Saudi, UAE Investment

The information minister also said that Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were keen to invest billions of dollars in various sectors of Pakistan.

Saudi Arabia was showing interest in energy and petroleum sectors, and Pakistan also needed economic support from other countries to achieve rapid progress, he stated while talking to a private news channel.

Saudi Arabia and the the UAE were ready to invest in Pakistan and the investors should come forward in the communication network, China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, besides other sectors, he added.
The federal minister hoped that other countries would also invest in Pakistan, owing to having conducive environment.

PAC Chairmanship

The PTI government wanted to have audits of the projects initiated by the PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif, and similarly, the Opposition could have audit of the projects to be completed by the PTI government, during its current tenure.


To a question about by-elections, he expressed the hope that PTI would clinch the by polls. "We have seen the partnership of PML-N and PPP in election before, so we do not care about it," he added.

To another question about irregularities and demerit policy in the institutions, he lamented that a large number of jobs were given to people without merit and on political basis during the tenures of PPP and PML-N governments.

Action Against PML-N Leaders

He said Ishaq Dar had assets worth billions of rupees beyond his known sources of income and he was an absconder of the courts in different cases.

He was of the view that those involved in various court cases including Daniyal Aziz, Marvi Memon, Talal Chaudhry should be apprehended.

“We don’t know how much money is lying outside the country,“ Fawad said.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 18 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 18, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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