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IHC dismisses NAB appeals against Asif Zardari’s acquittal in four corruption cases

05:41 PM | 20 Oct, 2022
IHC dismisses NAB appeals against Asif Zardari’s acquittal in four corruption cases
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ISLAMABAD – PPP Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari was cleared on Thursday in over two-decade old corruption cases as the Islamabad High Court (IHC) allowed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to withdraw its petitions against acquittal of the former president in the graft references.

A two-member bench of the IHC headed by Chief Justice Athar Minallah announced the ruling while hearing the NAB plea seeking dismissal of its appeals against Zardari.

The anti-graft watchdog had approached the high court against an accountability court’s decision to acquit the 67-year-old politician in the SGS, Cotecna, Ursus Tractors, and ARY Gold References.

The IHC chief justice announced the verdict after NAB’s Additional Prosecutor General Jahanzeb Khan Bharwana told the court that further prosecution on the appeals could not be carried out due to lack of evidence.

ARY Gold reference and Ursus Tractors cases were registered in the years 2000 and 2001, respectively. However, the court acquitted him in December 2014. This case was initially created in 1998.

The former president also got clean chit from the accountability court in the Cotecna and SGS reference on November 24, 2015.


PKR exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 22 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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