Ex-accountability 'czar' expected to depart for Britain
ISLAMABAD – Shahzad Akbar, the adviser of ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan on accountability and interior, departed for UAE days after his name was removed from the FIA’s 'stop list' on the order of the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
Reports in local media said Akbar who worked as a deputy prosecutor with the anti-corruption watchdog in the previous regime, traveled from Islamabad International Airport to Dubai on an international airline, from where he is expected to depart for the UK.
Earlier, federal investigators had put Shahzad Akbar, along with 5 other PTI members on the no-fly list, however, the Islamabad High Court revoked the FIA’s notification of a flight ban on former PM aides.
Justice Athar Minallah of IHC ruled that the court has already declared the blacklist illegal.
PML-N leaders earlier alleged that former PM aides should be placed on the exit control list (ECL).
Shahzad Akbar played a key role in money laundering cases against PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and multiple other corruption cases against opposition leaders however he resigned at the request of former premier Imran Khan in January this year as the latter thought the aide had failed to deliver on his mandated role.
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 January 27, 2023 (Friday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 07:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||311||314|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||29.52||29.87|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||148.33||149.53|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs197,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs168,000.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs150,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 173,200.
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 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Karachi||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Islamabad||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Peshawar||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Quetta||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Sialkot||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Attock||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Gujranwala||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Jehlum||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Multan||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Gujrat||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Nawabshah||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Chakwal||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Hyderabad||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Nowshehra||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Sargodha||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Faisalabad||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Mirpur||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|