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Imran Riaz Khan sent to jail on judicial remand in corruption case

03:09 PM | 23 Feb, 2024
Imran Riaz Khan sent to jail on judicial remand in corruption case
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LAHORE – A district and sessions court in Lahore on Friday approved judicial remand of anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan in a corruption case.

The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) produced Khan before the Judicial Magistrate Imran Abid and sought his 14-day physical remand in the case.

Riaz and his father have been accused of getting a contract pertaining to Dharabi Lake in Chakwal at an inflated price, causing losses to national exchequer.

Pakistani TV show host and YouTuber Imran Riaz Khan was arrested by ACE Punjab in late night raid at his residence in Lahore, said his lawyer Mian Ali Ashfaq.

Taking to X, commonly known as Twitter which is facing outages in Pakistan, the counsel of Imran Riaz Khan said that his client had already known about the move of the ACE.

“I know the location where Imran Riaz has been kept. It is the seventh round in two years. May Allah protect the secrets of all,” said Mian Ali Ashfaq.

Imran Riaz, a political commentator who remains at odds with the country's powerful quarters, was reportedly held from his Lahore residence in the wee hours of Friday.

Clips of Khan’s arrest are circulating on X/Twitter and other social media.

In September last year, the journalist - who became a controversial political commentator over the years - returned home safely after being held for over four months.

During the hearing, the anti-corruption officials asked the judge to approve the physical remand of the suspect as interrogation is needed in the case. However, the anchorperson’s lawyer opposed it.

After hearing the arguments, the judge rejected the physical remand plea by ACE and sent Imran Riaz to jail on judicial remand.  

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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