NAB rejects Dawn’s story on ‘embezzlement in construction of NADRA headquarters’

04:34 PM | 15 Oct, 2016
NAB rejects Dawn’s story on ‘embezzlement in construction of NADRA headquarters’
LAHORE - The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has rejected a "baseless and incorrect" news published by daily Dawn about alleged embezzlement of millions of rupees in the construction of National Database Registration Authority (headquarters) Building at Johar Town, Lahore, by the then Director (Administration).

"The story published by a reporter Zulqarnain Tahir titled 'Nadra case closed as NAB finds ‘suspect’ in its own backyard' is totally baseless and without evidence.
The reporter has tried to sensationalize the news which has no merit and relevance with facts," the bureau said, in a clarification letter issued and dispatched to Dawn on Saturday.



According to the letter, and "to put the record straight", the project was finalized and launched during the period of Mr. Ali Arshad Hakeem, the then Chairman NADRA. All formalities for tendering and contract awarding were completed in his tenure, the letter reads.

After that, the project was completed in the tenure of Mr. Tariq Malik, Chairman NADRA. "Mr. Imtiaz Tajwar, assumed the charge of Acting Chairman NADRA on 13, January 2014 and by then the project had already been completed thus he had no role in its execution or monitoring," it further clarifies.

The bureau has asked the English daily for issuing a proper rebuttal and action against the journalist who has given a "concocted, baseless and mala fide story".

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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