Saad Rafique attends first NA session after NAB custody

01:05 PM | 21 Dec, 2018
Saad Rafique attends first NA session after NAB custody
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz leader, Khawaja Saad Rafique attended the first session of National Assembly after his arrest by the National Accountability Bureau.

The former minister for Railways arrived at the parliament house on Friday after the Speaker National Assembly issued production orders for him; he was brought to Islamabad from Lahore by a team of NAB.

Speaking to newsmen outside the Parliament, the outspoken leader lamented that his production orders were issued after a delay of six days.

The lawmaker thanked the opposition parties for raising their voice over the matter.

Attacking the accountability watchdog, the former minister said its 'black law' was dealing a blow to politics, economy and democracy as well.

“It will take everything down with it if this revenge in the name of accountability doesn’t stop,” he shared.

Speaking on the floor of the House, Rafique stated that the attitude of NAB officials towards him was good.

He, however, shared that the NAB team asked him about Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Aleem Khan to which he replied that he was not an informer.

'Aleem Khan is a decent man,' Rafique said and advised the NAB team not to ask him such questions about the political rivals.

Saad Rafique is in the National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) custody in connection with the Paragon Housing Society scam.

The PML-N leader and his brother were arrested earlier this month after the Lahore High Court rejected their request for an extension in their interim bail in the case.

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz President, Shehbaz Sharif is also facing a probe into the Ashiana-i-Iqbal Housing society.

His production orders were also issued by the Speaker National Assembly. The junior Sharif has now been elected as the chairman of Public Accounts Committee unopposed. The development follows weeks of an impasse between the ruling PTI and opposition over the matter.

The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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