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PTI's Punjab CM candidate paid blood money to settle murder case: report

05:46 PM | 18 Aug, 2018
PTI's Punjab CM candidate paid blood money to settle murder case: report
MULTAN - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) nominee for Punjab chief minister Sardar Usman Buzdar paid blood money to resolve a murder case against him.

According to police, a case was registered against Buzdar and his father for plotting murder after six men were killed in a firing incident during the 1998 polls, Geo News reported.

A case was registered against 20 people over involvement in the murder, police said, adding that the people had opened fire while campaigning for Buzdar.

A court had declared the PTI’s nominee for Punjab CM and others offenders in the case, police said. However, Buzdar and his father paid Rs750,000 as blood money and settled the case.

Additionally, another allegation pertaining to Buzdar making 300 bogus appointments during his tenure as nazim has also surfaced.

However, Buzdar's brother dismissed the allegations as baseless, adding that the National Accountability Bureau had dropped the case after it failed to find sufficient evidence.

On Friday, prime minister-elect Imran Khan had announced Buzdar's name as a candidate for the post of CM Punjab via a video message. Explaining his decision, the PTI chief had said: "Sardar Usman hails from the most impoverished area of Punjab. These people have no water, no electricity, no hospitals.

Buzdar is an advocate and a landlord by profession. Born in May 1969, in the tribal stretch of Dera Ghazi Khan in Punjab, Buzdar is the eldest of five brothers and sisters. While he received his early education from his family village, Barthi, he later enrolled at Multan’s Bahauddin Zakariya University for a masters in political science and then completed an LLB.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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