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UK judge acquits Lord Nazir Ahmed of sexual assault charges

11:56 PM | 9 Mar, 2021
UK judge acquits Lord Nazir Ahmed of sexual assault charges

LONDON – A trial related to sexual allegations dated back to half a century against British-Pakistan Lord Nazir Ahmed was stopped by a British court due to non-disclosure of key evidence by prosecution and improper police investigation.

The Sheffield Crown Court’s Judge Jeremy Richardson QC ruled that the case cannot be preceded due to “disgraceful” actions of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

He remarked that the Crown Prosecutors had “sabotaged this trial and caused it to abort” due to disgraceful process of disclosures.

Lord Nazir Ahmed’s lawyer said that the prosecution failed to present key evidence against his client timely, adding that the case was also not probed properly. He noted that accusers were given opportunity to contaminate the evidence.

On the other hand, Lord Nazir has expressed happiness over the decision, adding that he will move petition against accusers to recover his legal cost after consultation with lawyers.

Nazir Ahmed, who was first Muslim, Kashmiri and Pakistani appointed in the House of Lords, announced his retirement in November last year and it was also approved by under the House of Lords Reform Act 2014.

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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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