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Logical conclusion of mega corruption cases NAB's top priority: Chairman Javed Iqbal

01:12 AM | 22 Dec, 2018
Logical conclusion of mega corruption cases NAB's top priority: Chairman Javed Iqbal
ISLAMABAD - Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (R) Javed Iqbal Friday resolved that logical conclusion of mega corruption white collar cases is the Bureau's topmost priority.

The chairman expressed the resolve while chairing a meeting to review the overall performance of NAB, Lahore, a press release said.

He said that corruption is a root cause of all the evils and the anti-graft watchdog is committed to deal corrupt elements with iron hands and would ensure due process of law in its affairs by adopting professionalism.

Director General NAB Lahore and other senior officials of all wings briefed the chairman about ongoing cases.

Javed Iqbal said that NAB has chalked out proactive and effective anti-corruption strategy in order to make the country corruption free.NAB’s operational methodology has set three stages for the proceeding of cases complaint verification, inquiry, and investigation.

He said the figures of complaints, inquiries, and investigations are almost doubled as compared to the same period of 2017 to 2018. The comparative figures are the testimony of the hard work being put in by all ranks of NAB staff in an atmosphere of renewed energy and dynamism, where the fight against corruption is being taken as a national duty. Increase in the number of complaints also reflects enhanced public trusted in the NAB.

The Pakistan Institution of Legislative Development and Transparency in its report supports the position stated above as 42 percent people trusted NAB against other government officials. The report of Transparency International has also rated Pakistan in Corruption Perception Index (CPI) from 126 to 116.He said Pakistan has a role model for SAARC countries in the eradication of corruption and made first Chairman of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries Anti-Corruption Forum which is a great achievement for Pakistan due to NAB's efforts.

The World Economic Forum and Mishal Pakistan according to Global Competitiveness Index of the World Economic Forum rated Pakistan from 102 to 99 which is a great achievement for Pakistan.

He said that NAB through detailed introspection and analysis of organizational weaknesses, an overhaul of procedures and all pillars of the organization including Operations, Prosecution, Human Resource Development and Awareness and Prevention have been reactivated.

He said that an effective accountability mechanism is quintessential for economic growth, investment and stability of social order. The intervention by NAB has acted as a catalyst, as transparency is a prerequisite for promoting investment and economic growth.

Since its inception, NAB had adopted the Enforcement based approach in its fight against corruption.  Beside Enforcement, special focus is, therefore, being given to Awareness and Prevention activities to educate the people at large about ill effects of corruption.

He said that youth is the future of Pakistan. NAB has laid special emphases on youth. He said that the initiatives taken by the present management of NAB have started yielding excellent results which will continue in future.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 23 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 23, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.25 for buying and 280.25 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.25 280.25
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.52 748.52
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.46 731.46
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82

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