NAB court acquits Nawaz Sharif's sons in three references

03:43 PM | 19 Mar, 2024
NAB court acquits Nawaz Sharif's sons in three references
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ISLAMABAD – An accountability court in the federal capital on Tuesday acquitted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s sons, Hasan and Hussain, in corruption cases related to the Al-Azizia Steel Mills, Flagship company and Avenfield apartments.

Judge Nasir Javed Rana announced the verdict on petitions filed by the duo seeking acquittal in the graft references. The verdict was reserved earlier in the day after a hearing was conducted on the three references. 

Earlier this month, the accountability court suspended the arrest warrants for Hasan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz in the cases.

The warrants of the brothers had been issued seven years ago when the court had declared them absconders.  

The plea seeking suspension of the warrants were filed as both brothers were planning to return to Pakistan on March 12.

Their lawyer, Misbah, revealed the development during the hearing of the Toshakhana reference filed against Nawaz, Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and former prime minister Yusuf Raza Gilani wherein the politicians are accused of having kept various vehicles in violation of the Toshakhana rules.

Misbah, while presenting his arguments, said that both brothers were declared absconders in the case, while perpetual warrants were also issued against them.

He told the court that all the other accused were acquitted in these three references. The lawyer added that both Hasan and Hussain wanted to return to Pakistan this month and request the court to suspend their perpetual warrants.

Following the completion of arguments by both sides, the accountability court had suspended the arrest warrants. 


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 20 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 20, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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