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Deputy chairman NAB Imtiaz Tajwar steps down as corruption probe widens

Haider Ali 11:43 AM | 23 Mar, 2017
Deputy chairman NAB Imtiaz Tajwar steps down as corruption probe widens
ISLAMABAD - National Accountability Deputy Chairman Imtiaz Tajwar decided on Wednesday to voluntarily step down till he gets clean chit in relation to the charges of misusing his authority and corruption.

“Consequent to registration of case against Deputy Chairman NAB the matter was considered at the highest level in the organisation. It was decided that to maintain the propriety of the office the deputy chairman will voluntarily proceed on leave forthwith. To maintain the highest standards of professionalism the officer will contest and clear his position,” a statement released by the bureau said.

The resignation of graft buster's official came as the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had registered a case against the NAB deputy chairman on corruption charges.

A statement issued by the interior ministry said, the first information report (FIR) against Imtiaz Tajwar was registered under Section 5(2)47 of the Prevention of Corruption Act for misuse of authority and corruption while he had the additional charge of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra).

According to Geo News, Tajwar is in hot water due to misuse of funds worth Rs6,11,5000. The official spent Rs280,000 on medicines in just one year. The funds were also squandered on purchasing two iPhones along with accessories, and goats for offering sacrifice.

Besides all this, Imtiaz Tajwar also spent the funds on purchase of perfumes, cosmetics, acquisition of gas connection, and to pay bills for trying different cuisines at hotels.

Imtiaz Tajwar also obtained bail before arrest on Wednesday. Special central judge Islamabad granted him bail and ordered to submit surety bonds worth Rs. 0.5 million.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on January 28, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 263.9 266.15
Euro EUR 275.75 278.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 313 316
U.A.E Dirham AED 69.75 70.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 67.25 67.9
Australian Dollar AUD 178.5 180.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 644.19 652.19
Canadian Dollar CAD 187.5 189.70
China Yuan CNY 35.71 36.11
Danish Krone DKK 35.38 35.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 30.94 31.29
Indian Rupee INR 2.97 3.08
Japanese Yen JPY 2.50 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 793.10 802.15
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 57.02 57.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 156.69 158.69
Norwegians Krone NOK 24.46 24.76
Omani Riyal OMR 629.39 637.39
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 66.54 67.24
Singapore Dollar SGD 184.38 186.38
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 23.81
Swiss Franc CHF 263.01 265.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.38 7.53

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs204,100 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,990.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs157,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 178,500.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Karachi PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Islamabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Peshawar PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Quetta PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Sialkot PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Attock PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Gujranwala PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Jehlum PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Multan PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Bahawalpur PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Gujrat PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Nawabshah PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Chakwal PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Hyderabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Nowshehra PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Sargodha PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Faisalabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Mirpur PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220

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