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PM Nawaz had not refused to probe corruption cases, clarifies spokesman

09:11 AM | 9 May, 2017
PM Nawaz had not refused to probe corruption cases, clarifies spokesman
ISLAMABAD - A spokesperson for the Prime Minister House clarified on Monday that Premier Nawaz Sharif had not refused to investigate the mega-corruption cases filed in previous governments.

The official maintained that the statement of prime minister during his visit to the New Islamabad Airport was quoted out of context.

He said the prime minister was asked about investigations into mega corruption cases registered in previous governments.

"The prime minister had said that probe against the elements involved in corruption during previous governments should be taken to its logical conclusion," the spokesman reminded.

The spokesperson noted that there was a rule of law in the country and all the institutions were working within constitutional limits.

The official endorsed claims of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that no corruption scandal surfaced during the current stint of PML-N.

The clarification came in the purview of premier's statement, which he made on Saturday after inaugurating Metro bus link route.

“There are so many corruption cases that the more you try to count them, the harder it seems.” He added, “But one day, those behind these cases will meet their fate,” and asked “In this country, so many cases of corruption and embezzlement need investigation – which one should be probed first?”

The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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