ISLAMABAD – A court in the federal capital on Wednesday granted bail to a journalist arrested for allegedly leaking tax records of former army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa and his family members.
Special Judge Central Azam Khan ordered the release of Shahid Aslam and directed him to submit surety bonds worth Rs50,000.
The investigative journalist filed the bail petition after he was sent on judicial remand in the custody of the Federal Investigation (FIA) by court after completion of his two-day physical remand in the case.
Last week, the FIA officials arrested Aslam, who worked for top media outlets including BBC, from Lahore for allegedly providing tax record data to Ahmad Noorani, who shared the tax records and assets details in his exclusive story.
The journalist community denounced the arrest of Shahid Aslam by FIA and mentioned that the latter never shared any details about the tax returns of the former top general.
The recent development comes as FIA already held three officials of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in the tax record breach case.
Earlier, the country’s Finance chief Ishaq Dar directed to start probe after records from FBR were leaked, prompting a strong response from Pakistan Army.
Army's media wing said misleading data regarding the assets of General Bajwa and his family were shared on social media, and the same assumption-based data was presented in an exaggerated manner on different platforms.
Noorani, in his report, revealed business ventures and claimed that the total worth of Bajwa's known assets runs more than Rs12 billion.
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 March 28, 2023 (Tuesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||345.5||349|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.92||36.27|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||178||180|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 204,300 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,160.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.
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 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Karachi||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Islamabad||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Peshawar||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Quetta||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Sialkot||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Attock||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Gujranwala||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Jehlum||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Multan||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Gujrat||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Nawabshah||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Chakwal||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Hyderabad||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Nowshehra||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Sargodha||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Faisalabad||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Mirpur||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
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