CM KPK's statement on Malam Jabba land case unsatisfactory, NAB contradicts Mehmood Khan

10:22 PM | 18 Dec, 2018
CM KPK's statement on Malam Jabba land case unsatisfactory, NAB contradicts Mehmood Khan
ISLAMABAD - In another blow to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, the National Accountability Bureau has contradicted the claims of Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mehmood Khan over the Malam Jabba land case.

According to a communique issued by the bureau on Tuesday , Mehmood Khan was not given any clean chit in the case.

The accountability watchdog also termed CM Khan's statement recorded with a combined investigation team (CIT) 'unsatisfactory.'

A NAB spokesman said the KP chief minister could be summoned any time in accordance with the law.

Mehmood Khan appeared before the NAB officials in Peshawar on Monday and in interaction with newsmen, he had claimed that the anti-graft body had given him 'clean chit' in the case.

According to sources, the anti-graft body had also summoned senior minister Atif Khan on December 14th, however, he was outside the country and did not show up; he is likely to appear before the bureau on Wednesday.

The probe relates to a lease of land located in the serene Malam Jabba valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a tourist attraction in Swat district.

The KP government was alleged to have illegally leased 275 acres of land which belonged to the provincial forest department.

According to media reports, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government was to lease a mere 17-acre patch, however, instead it allegedly gave 275-acre land to a private company on lease for 33 years, violating the rules and regulations.

The NAB had launched an inquiry into the matter on the instructions of its chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal.

According to Shaukat Yousafzai, the Information Minister for KP government, Mehmood Khan was not an accused in the case.

'No corruption has been committed in the case,' he asserted in an interview with a private TV channel.

Yousafzai expressed that the government would fully support NAB in its ongoing probe.

'The chief minister has not barred from appearing before NAB,' the minister observed.

The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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