IHC sets hearing of Sharif's plea against Al-Azizia reference conviction

08:21 PM | 13 Jul, 2019
IHC sets hearing of Sharif's plea against Al-Azizia reference conviction
ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court has set September 18 as hearing day for a petition filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif against conviction in the Al-Azizia reference.

The Islamabad High Court would also hear the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) plea against his [Nawaz] acquittal in the Flagship reference on the same day.

An IHC division bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani would conduct the hearings in the case.

The schedule of hearings comes a day after accountability court Judge Arshad Malik was removed over a video scandal that shocked the power corridors.

Malik’s services were returned to the Lahore High Court after the IHC requested his removal over a controversial video shared by Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz leader Maryam Nawaz.

The video shows the judge purportedly admitting to having been blackmailed into convicting the three-time former prime minister; the judge also claimed that he was offered bribe by Hussain Nawaz in an affidavit submitted to the IHC.

In December 2018, judge Arshad Malik convicted Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia reference and acquitted him in the Flagship reference.

The former premier was sentenced to seven-year rigorous imprisonment in the Al-Azizia reference.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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