Shah Mahmood Qureshi remanded into FIA custody under Official Secrets Act in US cipher case

04:19 PM | 21 Aug, 2023
Shah Mahmood Qureshi remanded into FIA custody under Official Secrets Act in US cipher case
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ISLAMABAD – A special court in the federal capital on Monday approved four-day physical remand of PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi under the Official Secrets Act in the cipher case. 

Judge Abual Hasnat, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) judge, was given additional powers to hear the cases registered under the recently enacted secrets laws. 

Qureshi, who was arrested on Saturday by the FIA from Islamabad, was produced before the special court for hearing of the case related to the US cipher. 

At the outset of the hearing, the FIA sought 13-day physical remand of the PTI stalwart for the recovery of the alleged missing cipher while Qureshi’s lawyer opposed it. 

The FIA prosecutor also informed the court a team had also interrogated the PTI chairman in Attock jail in the same case. 

After hearing the arguments, the court reserved the verdict on the FIA's plea. Later, the judge approved four-day physical remand of the PTI bigwig. 

Earlier in the day, a special court has been formed under the Official Secrets Act, a day after President Dr Arif Alvi denied approving controversial bills which further enhance the military's powers.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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