Former water and power secretary Shahid Rafi arrested

12:29 AM | 20 Apr, 2019
Former water and power secretary Shahid Rafi arrested
ISLAMABAD - The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested former water and power secretary Shahid Rafi on Friday in the rental power projects corruption case.

According to NAB sources, Rafi was taken into custody after a raid at his residence in Islamabad; the NAB team also confiscated important documents from his house.

The former federal secretary was shifted to the NAB Rawalpindi office and is expected to be presented before an accountability court on Saturday for seeking physical remand.

The accountability watchdog is investigating the former bureaucrat for alleged corruption in awarding the contract for a rental power project to a private company.

In February, the NAB Executive Board in a meeting presided over by chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal rejected Rafi's request to transfer his reference to Islamabad from Quetta.

Sources say Shahid Rafi is also named in 11 references pertaining to the rental power plants and his arrest follows the detention of another accused Laiq Ahmed. Former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf is also facing charges of corruption in the same case.

The writer is a civil servant.


Today Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 24 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 24, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 278.4 for buying and 280.1 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.45.

British Pound rate is 354.5 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal hovered at 73.6.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 278.4  280.1 
Euro EUR 301.35 303.45
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.5 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5  77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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