Pakistani mafia using various tactics to pressurize state institutions and judiciary: PM Imran

11:30 AM | 13 Jul, 2019
Pakistani mafia using various tactics to pressurize state institutions and judiciary: PM Imran
ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistani mafia is using various tactics to pressurize state institutions and judiciary to protect their money-laundering.

In a tweet on Saturday, the prime minister said that “In a similar vein to the "Sicilian mafia," the Pakistani mafia uses tactics of bribe, threat, blackmail and begging to pressurize state institutions and judiciary in order to protect their billions of money-laundering stashed abroad”.

The premier’s tweet came after the recently removed Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik has claimed that he was offered a Rs500 million cash bribe by the son of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to resign after announcing verdict in the Al-Azizia reference.

In his sensational affidavit submitted to the Islamabad High Court chief justice on Friday, Malik revealed that Hussain Nawaz had also offered to relocate him along with his family to the United Kingdom, Canada or any other country of his choice if he accepted the offer.

As per the affidavit, Hussain had asked Malik to resign on the grounds that he “could no longer deal with the guilt of having convicted” Nawaz under pressure in the Al-Azizia/Hill Metal Establishment reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau.

The judge – who was removed earlier in the day – claimed that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz offered bribes and threatened with dire consequences to force him into announcing verdicts in favour of Nawaz in the Al-Azizia and Flagship Investments references, and later to coerce him into resigning from his office.

The judge also revealed a meeting that took place in early 2018, wherein an acquaintance named Nasir Janjua associated with the PML-N, “implored” him to issue verdicts of acquittal in the Al-Azizia and Flagship references.

The judge quoted Janjua as saying that it was on his personal recommendation that he [Malik] was appointed as judge in the accountability court adding that during the arguments stage of the references’ trial, he was again approached by Janjua with a “financial offer” from Nawaz of Rs100 million but that he refused the offer.


Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 18 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 18, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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