Supreme Court summons records of last 23 years from NAB in Imran Khan’s plea challenging NAB amendments

Web Desk 02:13 PM | 12 Oct, 2022
Supreme Court summons records of last 23 years from NAB in Imran Khan’s plea challenging NAB amendments
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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court of Pakistan has summoned records from 1999 to June 2022 from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on a petition filed by ousted premier Imran Khan.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan challenged amendments to the NAB Ordinance in the apex court.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial summoned the records as three-member bench, including Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, heard the plea that called the new act a violation of fundamental rights.

PTI counsel Khawaja Haris argued that the tweaks in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Ordinance have made the definition of ‘benamidar’ complex.

The top judge directed NAB to submit details of all the references filed so far along with the investigations completed ever since the amendments were introduced.

CJP Bandial mentioned that there are several mafias in the country, however, he refrain to name any person. He observed that there were some flaws in the accountability laws, while some amendments were of a very serious nature, stressing that the court has to create balance.

During the hearing, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah asked for any judicial precedent where the court has reinstated a former law on the petition of a citizen.

How can the judiciary dissolve the law approved by lawmakers on the petition of the citizen? He asked, maintaining that amendment is possible if the law conflicted with fundamental rights.

Former PM Imran Khan, who earlier moved court, claimed that the NAB law tweaks were made to benefit influential persons and legitimise ‘corruption’.

Earlier this year, Sharif-led cabinet passed the National Accountability (Amendment) Bill, 2022, with fresh legislation aiming to restrict the watchdog's role in corruption cases of over Rs500 million and taking away the president's authority to appoint accountability court judges.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 21, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 21, 2023 (Tuesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.15 286.15
Euro EUR 298.5 301.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 340.5 344
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.25 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.2 76
Australian Dollar AUD 187 189.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 749.54 757.54
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.5 209.5
China Yuan CNY 40.91 41.31
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.9 36.25
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 916.88 925.88
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.66 178.6
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 732.14 740.14
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.42 78.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.5 209.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 305.25 307.78
Thai Bhat THB 8.26 8.41

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 21 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 204,700 on Tuesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,500.  

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,849.  

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Karachi PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Islamabad PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Peshawar PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Quetta PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Sialkot PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Attock PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Gujranwala PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Jehlum PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Multan PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Bahawalpur PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Gujrat PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Nawabshah PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Chakwal PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Hyderabad PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Nowshehra PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Sargodha PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Faisalabad PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Mirpur PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390


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