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SC takes up 'fake degree' case of DG NAB Lahore

04:52 PM | 9 Nov, 2018
SC takes up 'fake degree' case of DG NAB Lahore
ISLAMABAD - Supreme Court has fixed hearing of a case pertaining to the alleged fake degree of Director General of National Accountability Bureau's Lahore Chapter, Saleem Shehzad.

A three-member bench would hear the case on November 12 on a petition filed by a citizen amid concerns that the official had secured a 'fake' degree.

Earlier during a TV show on Thursday, it was alleged that the official did not obtain No Objection Certificate (NOC) from his department before applying for the degree.

It was also alleged that the text on Salim Shehzad’s degree was in Calibri font and the degree dates back to year 2002 while Calibri font was not introduced at that time.

Meanwhile, on Friday, opposition parties heaped scorn on the NAB official for conducting a media trial of politicians and submitted a privilege motion in the National Assembly.

PML-N leader Marriyum Aurangzeb said the PPP had “joined the privilege motion moved by PML-N in writing”. She added that the rest of the opposition parties had also supported the motion, signed by Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly, Shahbaz Sharif.

The motion stated that DG NAB Lahore Saleem Shahzad had given interviews to multiple news channels “with the consent” of the NAB chairman. The NAB Lahore DG “provided details of the matters that are sub-judice” and “maligned the reputation” of opposition members in the National Assembly, the motion said.

The writer is a civil servant.


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
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 1.94
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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