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.


Pakistani rupee sees marginal decline against US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, & Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee witnessed marginal losses against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Wednesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.6 for selling and 288.65 for buying purposes.

Euro price stands at 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 360 for buying, and 363 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78.25 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 November 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.6  288.65 
Euro EUR 312  315 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 360  363
U.A.E Dirham AED 78.25  79
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.25 77.25
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 750.11 758.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.58 39.98
Danish Krone DKK 41.38 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.24 36.59
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.55 1.63
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 914.36 923.36
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 320.1 322.6
Thai Bhat THB 8.01 8.16

Gold rates see big increase in Pakistan; Check today gold price here

KARACHI – The gold price moved up down in the local market in line with massive increase in international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 29 November 2023

On Wednesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,000, and the price for 10-gram gold saw an increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,900.

Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,830, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,750 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,500.00.

In international market, the price of precious metal went up by $29 to settle at $2,044 per ounce.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Karachi PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Islamabad PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Peshawar PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Quetta PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Sialkot PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Attock PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Gujranwala PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Jehlum PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Multan PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Bahawalpur PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Gujrat PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Nawabshah PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Chakwal PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Hyderabad PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Nowshehra PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Sargodha PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Faisalabad PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Mirpur PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610


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