Deputy chairman NAB Imtiaz Tajwar steps down as corruption probe widens

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.

The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 3, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 3, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 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 3, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.3 282.45
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 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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