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Shehbaz Sharif’s wife declared proclaimed offender

04:44 PM | 8 Dec, 2020
Shehbaz Sharif’s wife declared proclaimed offender

LAHORE – An accountability court on Tuesday declared Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif’s wife, Nusrat Shehbaz, proclaimed offender for not attending hearings of money laundering case.

Accountability judge Jawadul Hassan heard the cases while Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza, who are in custody of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), were also presented in the court.

The court declaring Nusrat a proclaimed offender ordered cross questioning of witnesses in the case.

During the hearing, Shehbaz said that he during his three terms as chief minister of Punjab neither received salary nor committed corruption.

To which, the judge remarked: “It is better if you speak less as everything is noted here”.

Both Shehbaz and his son have been indicted in the case. NAB Lahore said that an inquiry was launched against former chief minister on a complaint made by Financial Monitoring Unit of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).

It says Shehbaz Sharif held assets worth Rs2.1 million in 1990 and after eight years the assets of the PML-N president and his children grew to Rs10.8 million.

The NAB further adds Shehbaz and his children established nine business units during 2008 till 2018. The assets of the family grew to Rs6 billion through its frontmen and Benamidar. The anti-graft buster alleged the political family of building assets worth more than Rs7 billion by making corruption.

Salman Shehbaz, another son of Shehbaz Shrif, has also been declared fugitive for not appearing before the court.

The NAB said that Shehbaz and his family made assets of billions of rupees in ten years, adding that massive money laundering was also made through benami accounts.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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