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PAC orders probe into data leak of Army chief's family

10:40 AM | 7 Apr, 2023
PAC orders probe into data leak of Army chief's family
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ISLAMABAD: The Public Accounts Committee of the parliament has called for a criminal case against Nadra officers who allegedly breached the data and accessed personal information of the army chief’s family.

During the meeting, which was held on Thursday and chaired by MNA Noor Alam Khan, concerns were expressed over media reports of the breach. According to a report published in Dawn, Khan insisted that those involved in the data theft should be prosecuted, and military intelligence and ISI should be included in the investigation to determine how the personal information of the army chief’s family was stolen.

The Nadra chairman was summoned to the meeting, but was unable to attend due to other commitments, which agitated Khan, who expressed frustration at the news being widely circulated in the media, including a vlog in which two journalists discussed the issue.

The breach allegedly occurred in October 2022, when the personal data and travel records of COAS Asim Munir’s family were allegedly accessed by Nadra officers in an attempt to prevent his appointment as army chief. In a statement, Nadra confirmed that the family’s personal information had been accessed and stolen, and an investigation was ongoing to identify the officials involved in the breach.

In addition to the Nadra breach, the PAC meeting also discussed the Capital Development Authority audit, with Mr. Khan calling for an end to the practice of giving plots to officials, and inquiring into the number of plots given to judges, prime ministers, presidents, MNAs, senators, bureaucrats, and military officials. The meeting also ordered a special audit of the Islamabad Police’s welfare fund, and reviewed audit objections related to the Ministry of Interior for the year 2021-22.

The meeting also addressed the issue of militant attacks in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, with Mr. Khan stating that attacks have increased in his constituency, with miscreants using rocket launchers. He criticized the government’s failure to enforce its writ, and called for action to be taken to address the situation.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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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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