LAHORE – Federal Investigators have detained a journalist from provincial capital Lahore for leaking tax records of former Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa and his family members.
Reports in local media claimed that investigative journalist Shahid Aslam, who worked for top media outlets including BBC, was arrested for allegedly providing tax record data to Ahman Norani, who shared the tax records and assets details in his exclusive story.
The journalists’ community, including the correspondent behind the exposé Noorani himself, denounced the arrest of Shahid Aslam by FIA and mentioned that the latter never shared any details about the tax returns of the former top general.
پیارے بھائی اسد طور،— Ahmad Noorani (@Ahmad_Noorani) January 13, 2023
شاہد اسلم زبردست تحقیقاتی صحافی ہیں جنہوں نے دی نیوز اور بی بی سی کیلیےشاندار خبریں کیں۔ مگر انکا سابق آرمی چیف قمر باجوہ کےاثاثوں کےحوالےسےمیری خبر سےکبھی بھی کسی بھی طور پر کوئی تعلق نہیں رہا۔ ن لیگ کےگھٹیاسیاستدان اپنی گھٹیاسیاست کررہےہیں، وجہ آپ جانتےہیں۔ https://t.co/R0WNwOJREl
The recent development comes as FIA already held three officials of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in the tax record breach case.
Earlier, the country’s Finance chief Ishaq Dar directed to start probe after records from FBR were leaked, prompting a strong response from Pakistan Army.
Army's media wing said misleading data regarding the assets of General Bajwa and his family were shared on social media, and the same assumption-based data was presented in an exaggerated manner on different platforms.
Noorani, in his report, revealed business ventures and claimed that the total worth of Bajwa's known assets runs more than Rs12 billion.
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 22, 2023 (Wednesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||344.5||348|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.9||36.25|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||176.66||178.66|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,400 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs173,500.
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 190,880.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Karachi||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Islamabad||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Peshawar||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Quetta||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Sialkot||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Attock||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Gujranwala||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Jehlum||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Multan||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Gujrat||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Nawabshah||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Chakwal||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Hyderabad||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Nowshehra||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Sargodha||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Faisalabad||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Mirpur||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
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