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Senate received complaints against NAB's maltreatment, can summon anyone including anti-graft chief: Mandviwala

08:01 PM | 20 Dec, 2020
Senate received complaints against NAB's maltreatment, can summon anyone including anti-graft chief: Mandviwala

ISLAMABAD – Senate Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla on Sunday took on the country's top anti-graft body – National Accountability Bureau – over its "unlawful actions".

Speaking at a media conference in Lahore, Mandviwalla said warrants could be issued to summon NAB chairman Javed Iqbal if he failed to appear in the Senate.

He vowed to expose the NAB after the national watchdog froze more than three million shares of different companies registered in Mandviwala's name in connection with the fake accounts case last month.

Earlier he announced that a special session of the Senate would be requested to begin a privilege motion that he has submitted against NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal.

The government chaired numerous meetings with the Opposition regarding the matter of NAB's ordinance but all political parties failed to make the required amendment in the ordinance which results in intervention in every institution of the country, including private businesses and bureaucracy, he added.

A number of businessmen left Pakistan and complained Senate about the behavior of NAB harassment. NAB tortures people so much that they become helpless and choose plea bargain, he said.

He also questioned the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Anti Corruption Establishment (ACE) authority in the presence of NAB, he said these departments “have no value” because of inter-department interventions.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 24, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.15 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.15 280.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.4 74.15
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.75 748.75
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.57 916.57
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82

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