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Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi indicted in Toshakhana case

03:45 PM | 9 Jan, 2024
Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi indicted in Toshakhana case
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ISLAMABAD – An accountability court on Tuesday formally charged Imran Khan, the founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), and his spouse Bushra Bibi in the Toshakhana case filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). 

This development unfolded during a hearing held at Adiala jail, where the former prime minister is currently detained.

Judge Muhammad Bashir presided over the hearing concerning the Toshakhana and £190 million cases within the prison premises. A specialized prosecution team from the anti-graft watchdog reviewed the case against the couple.

Earlier, the court postponed the indictment as Bushra Bibi didn’t appear before the court. However, during the recent hearing, NAB prosecutor Muzaffar Abbasi and team were present, while Imran Khan was represented by his legal counsel Latif Khosa and Umair Niazi.

In another development, Bushra Bibi received a copy of the £190 million case documentation.

Simultaneously, Imran Khan has contested his disqualification in the Toshakhana case. A larger bench, led by Justice Shahid Bilal Hassan along with Justices Shams Mehmood, Shahid Karim, Shehram Sarwar Chaudhry, and Jawad Hassan, is scheduled to review the petitions on January 12.
The Toshakhana case revolves around rules governing a “treasure house” where officials are permitted to retain low-value gifts but are required to pay a reduced fee to the government for extravagant items. 

Allegations surfaced that Khan exploited his tenure as prime minister between 2018 and 2022 by purchasing received gifts at nominal rates and selling them for substantial profits.

Following the election commission’s order, Imran Khan was disqualified under Article 63(1)(p) of the Constitution.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72

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