Zardari to be indicted in Toshakhana corruption reference next month

01:32 PM | 17 Aug, 2020
Zardari to be indicted in Toshakhana corruption reference next month

ISLAMABAD – PPP co-Chairman and former President Asif Ali Zardari appeared before an accountability court in Toshakhana reference on Monday amid strict security arrangements.

The accountability court has fixed Sept 9 as the date for indictment of former President Asif Ali Zardari, former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani and others in Toshanakhana reference.

Earlier, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had accused former President Asif Ali Zardari, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and others of obtaining cars from Thoshakahan by paying 15 per cent of the price of the cars.

NAB had alleged that Asif Ali Zardari had also received cars as gifts from Libya and the UAE when he was president and used them for his personal use instead of depositing them in the public treasury.

Former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani facilitated Zardari and Nawaz in this matter, said the NAB, pointing out that he also relaxed the procedure for acceptance and disposal of gifts.

Khawaja Abdul Ghani Majeed, Khawaja Anwar Majeed and owners of the Omni Group were also accused by the NAB officials in the same reference.

NAB said that Nawaz Sharif was not holding any public office in 2008 but he was given a vehicle without any justification, adding that the leaders were charged with corruption under sub-sections 2, 4, 7 and 12 of Section 9 (A) of the NAB Ordinance.

The Toshakhana (gift depository) gift from any country to the head of the state remains the property of the government unless sold at an open auction. Rules allow officials to retain gifts with a market value of less than Rs10,000 without paying anything.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 23 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 23, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.25 for buying and 280.25 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.25 280.25
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.52 748.52
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.46 731.46
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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