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FIA launches inquiry against Imran Khan in Toshakhana gift case

11:13 PM | 12 Apr, 2022
FIA launches inquiry against Imran Khan in Toshakhana gift case
Source: @imrankhan.pti_Instagram

ISLAMABAD – Federal investigators have launched an inquiry into the allegations against former prime minister Imran Khan that he sold a necklace, which was received as a gift from another country.

Reports in the local media suggest that Khan, who was ousted from power after he failed to win the vote of confidence from the parliament, received a gift during his premiership, but he did not deposit that expensive gift into the state gift repository. He allegedly gave this gift to his former special assistant Zulfi Bokhari and he sold it to a jeweller in Lahore for Rs180 million.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) claimed that only a small amount was deposited in the exchequer whereas the recipient was bound to deposit 50 percent of the gift's value.

Zulfi Bukhari, a close aide of the former premier, dismissed the allegations, calling it "blatant lies".

In a social media post, the PTI leader said, "Low blow attempt to discredit PM by a B grade media house. Surely you can do better than that."

Last year, the Imran Khan-led government had refused to share information about the gifts received by the prime minister and challenged the matter in the Islamabad High court (IHC), saying such an information is "classified" and any disclosure may damage the interests of Pakistan.

The PTI government claimed that gifts exchanged between the heads of states give a personal touch to inter-state relations and are classified. It added that disclosure of such information would create an unwanted media hype.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 1, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 1, 2024 (Friday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.32 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 353 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 1, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.32 282.35
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.4 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.43 174.43
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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