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Neck-deep in corruption: Interior ministry blacklists Ahad Cheema from obtaining passport

11:02 PM | 20 Mar, 2018
Neck-deep in corruption: Interior ministry blacklists Ahad Cheema from obtaining passport
LAHORE - Former Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Director General (DG) Ahad Cheema, Bismillah Engineering Services Chief Executive Shahid Shafiq and four other suspects appeared in the accountability court on Tuesday with regard to National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) ongoing probe into Ashiana Housing Scheme scandal.

LDA Chief Engineer Asrar Saeed and two officers of Punjab Land Development Company (PLDC) were also presented before the court.

Presenting his arguments, the investigation officer stated that Ahad Cheema used his authorities illegally in Ashiana Housing Scheme and committed fraud in his capacity as the director general.

The prosecution informed the court that important data has been recovered from Cheema’s laptop and mobile phones, adding that further investigation of the Cheema is required due to newfound data.

Interior Ministry blacklists Ahad Cheema

Meanwhile, Interior ministry on Tuesday blacklisted Ahad Cheema from obtaining a passport due to NAB’s investigation against him.

An interior ministry’s notification stated that Cheema has been blacklisted due to the probe against him. Moreover, seven other citizens have also been put on the blacklist by the ministry.

Earlier on Feb 21, NAB arrested LDA’S former director general Ahad Cheema in relation to the Ashiana Housing Scheme corruption scandal.

Cheema, who was taken into custody by the anti-graft watchdog from the office of Punjab Power Company in Gulberg, faces charges of illegally allotting land for the housing scheme in Lahore.

The writer is a staff member. He has been affiliated with Pakistan's leading English newspapers and worked as News Producer at FM 107.4. Death (as...he believes...life is a station, and death is a longest journey from seen to unseen world), Rain, and winter's Full Moon 'Jarray ki Chandani' always fascinate him too much.

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US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 20 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 20, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.85 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.70.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.85 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.7 74.42
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 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 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65

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