Paragon City scam: NAB summons Railways Minister Saad Rafique

06:57 PM | 20 Mar, 2018
Paragon City scam: NAB summons Railways Minister Saad Rafique
LAHORE - The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday summoned Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique over his alleged involvement in Lahore’s Paragon Housing Society scam on March 22.

The corruption scandal was brought to light last month after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry alleged that the minister had owned the housing scheme in 2014.

In a press conference, Fawad had alleged that the whole country knew that the Paragon City housing society belonged to the PML-N minister.

Saad, while maintaining his innocence, had sent a legal notice to the PTI leader for leveling baseless allegations against him, demanding a compensation of Rs5 billion.

Punjab's Health Minister for Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Khawaja Salman Rafique, who is Saad's younger brother, has also been summoned in a separate probe on March 26, according to NAB officials.

The province's health secretary, Najam Shah, had appeared before NAB in the past week.

The national corruption watchdog had earlier questioned Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad relating to Ashiana Housing Scheme.

The investigation led to the arrest of former Director-General of Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Ahad Khan Cheema and four others over charges of corruption through housing societies.

Cheema and others were presented before an accountability court, which handed them over to the NAB till April 4 on physical remand.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


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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