NAB Chairman Aftab Sultan resigns amid political turmoil

11:04 AM | 21 Feb, 2023
NAB Chairman Aftab Sultan resigns amid political turmoil

ISLAMABAD – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Aftab Sultan has submitted his resignation to the prime minister over political cases, it emerged on Tuesday.

The decorated bureaucrat was appointed as head of the country’s anti-graft watchdog last year in July. Sultan sent his resignation to the prime minister as he was said to be under pressure over political cases.

Speaking with a local news outlet, Mr Sultan said he stepped down from the coveted post after being told to do certain things, which he defined as unacceptable for him. He mentioned leaving the office in a positive approach.

Reports quoting sources claimed that former NAB chief was forced to lodge cases against political leaders, which prompted him to quit.

Sultan replaced Justice (r) Javed Iqbal as chairman of the National Accountability Bureau in July last year. He previously served as head of the Intelligence Bureau and relinquished from his post in 2018.

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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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