Hamza Shehbaz appears before NAB in Saaf Pani Company case

11:20 AM | 18 May, 2018
Hamza Shehbaz appears before NAB in Saaf Pani Company case
LAHORE - Hamza Shehbaz, the son of Chief Minister Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif appeared before the National Accountability Bureau on Friday regarding an ongoing corruption inquiry against the management of Punjab Saaf Pani Company (PSPC).

The chief minister's son was sent a notice by the anti-corruption body last week, complying with which Hamza appeared at the bureau's Lahore office.

According to the notice issued by the accountability watchdog, Hamza is in possession of crucial information about the company in question.

“The inquiry against management/officers/officials of Punjab Saaf Pani Company (South) and others has revealed that you are in possession of information/evidence whatsoever, which relates to the commission of the said offence(s),” the notice stated.

“Moreover, you attended various meetings related to issues pertaining to the affairs of Punjab Saaf Pani Company,” it added.

Besides Hamza, Chief Minister Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif has also been asked to appear before the accountability watchdog on June 4, in the same case.

Nothing New in NAB Investigations: Hamza

Talking to newsmen after being grilled by the anti-corruption body, Hamza Shehbaz expressed that there was nothing new for him in the investigations as he was used to it.

"Those who have not committed any wrongdoing don't get scared by the investigations" observed the lawmaker.

He continued that there was no difference between Hamza Shehbaz and an ordinary man because not even an iota of corruption could be proved against him.

The legislator claimed that he was not a board member of the company in question, however, attended five sessions.

"I have spent six months in Adiala jail during the stint of former premier Benazir Bhutto," revealed the lawmaker and added that the Swiss accounts of former president Asif Ali Zardari are not forgotten by the masses.

The writer is a civil servant.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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