Man arrested for threatening NAB chief with Tahir Dawar style ‘murder’

01:02 PM | 22 Dec, 2018
Man arrested for threatening NAB chief with Tahir Dawar style ‘murder’
ISLAMABAD - The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested a man for threatening the bureau's chief with consequences similar to ones faced by slain police officer Tahir Dawar.

The bureau has nabbed a man from Lahore who had dispatched an 'unknown letter' to the Chairman, Justice (r) Javed Iqbal threatening that he would face the same consequences as faced by Superintendent Police Tahir Dawar.

In the letter, the NAB chief was asked to withdraw the cases filed against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif otherwise he would meet the same fate as the police officer.

The bureau is expected to present the suspect before a magistrate today; the identity of the suspect has not been revealed.

Tahir Dawar was murdered last month in Afghanistan. His body was discovered from Nangarhar province after he disappeared from Pakistan's capital, Islamabad. Tahir Dawar, who belonged to North Waziristan, was posted as the Rural SP in Peshawar a couple of months back.

Before that, he had served as Faqirabad DSP. He also served in the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and was posted at the Peshawar international airport for some time.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the military had condemned the brutal murder of SP Tahir Dawar in Afghanistan.

In a series of tweets, the Director General ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said: “Brutal murder of SP Tahir Khan Dawar in Afghanistan is highly condemnable. We have lost a brave police officer. His abduction, move to Afghanistan, murder and follow up behavior of Afghan authorities raise questions which indicate involvement or resources more than a terrorist organisation in Afghanistan.”

As many as three references had been filed against the former premier in line with the directives of the Supreme Court by the National Accountability Bureau.

The accountability court judge Muhammad Bashir had sentenced the elder Sharif to ten years in the Avenfield reference. However, the conviction was suspended by a two-member bench of the Islamabad High Court.

Besides Sharif, Maryam Nawaz was sentenced to 7 years and Captain Safdar was sentenced to one year in prison in the Avenfield reference which pertains to the pricey flats of the former ruling family.

The writer is a civil servant.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 2 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 2, 2024 (Saturday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 2, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
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 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 27.13 27.43
Swedish Korona SEK 314.07 316.57
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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