Hajj corruption case: Hamid Saeed challenges trial court verdict in high court

08:24 PM | 8 Jun, 2016
Hajj corruption case: Hamid Saeed challenges trial court verdict in high court
ISLAMABAD: Former Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi has challenged the special court's verdict in the hajj corruption case in the High Court.

Earlier, the special court had sentenced Kazmi to 16 years in jail for corruption in the annual government hajj scheme.

Related: Hajj Corruption Scandal - PPP’s Hamid Saeed Kazmi gets 12, Rao Shakeel 40 years in jail

In his High Court petition, the ex-minister stated that he had not appointed Rao Shakeel as Director General (DG) Hajj or contracted buildings for pilgrims to stay in during Hajj.

He pleaded the court to declare the special judge’s ruling null and void.

The Hajj corruption scandal had earlier rocked the country between 2010 and 2012, leading to the removal of both Hamid Saeed Kazmi and the ex-minister for science and technology Azam Swati from the federal cabinet.

The Supreme Court took suo motu notice of the case in 2010.

Kazmi was also imprisoned for nearly two years over charges of irregularities in the 2009 government hajj scheme.

The Special Court Central Judge Malik Nazir Ahmad also sentenced DG Hajj Rao Shakeel to 40 years in jail and Additional Secretary for Religious Affairs Aftab Ahmad to 16 years in jail.


Today Open Market Currency Rates - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 23 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 23, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 294.3 and selling rate is 297.9 while British Pound rate is 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 72.85.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.7 917.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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