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IHC orders DG ISI to probe who leaked Bushra Bibi-Latif Khosa’s audio call

04:32 PM | 7 Dec, 2023
IHC orders DG ISI to probe who leaked Bushra Bibi-Latif Khosa’s audio call
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ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court on Thursday sought a report from the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) on who had leaked the alleged audio call between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) former chairman Imran Khan's wife Bushra Bibi and her lawyer, Latif Khosa.

Justice Babar Sattar issued the order while hearing a petition filed by Khosa against the leaked audio clip. 

Besides seeking report from DG ISI Lieutenant General Nadeem Anjum, the high court has also directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to conduct audio forensics in order to determine the origins of its illegal release. 

Justice Sattar had also directed the officials to send a copy of the petition to the DG ISI. He also issued notices to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), seeking their response in this regard.

Later, the IHC adjourned the hearing of the case till December 11.

On November 30, another audio clip allegedly of Bushra Bibi, the wife of former prime minister Imran Khan, was leaked online.

In the clip, the voice believed to be of Bushra Bibi, was heard holding discussion with lawyer Latif Khosa about "inappropriate behaviour" of the sisters of Imran Khan, who has been incarcerated in Adiala Jail in multiple cases.

In the audio clip, the woman tells the man that while meeting with Khan in the jail, difference erupted between her and Khan’s sisters.

The woman can also be heard stating that that the Khan’s sisters had also complained about Khosa’s misbehviour during the meeting.

At which, Khosa replied that he had not misbehaved with them, saying: “I had just requested them that they should not involve my matters and let me handle the legal case in a way I felt appropriate”. “I was shocked to see their behavior, but I stayed away from engaging in argument with them,” she told the lawyer in the alleged leaked conversation, adding that she ended the debate by saying that all her legal cases will be handled by Khosa.

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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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