NAB chief vows to make bureau apolitical to avoid undue controversies 

12:54 PM | 23 May, 2023
NAB chief vows to make bureau apolitical to avoid undue controversies 
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RAWALPINDI – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Lieutenant General (retd) Nazir Ahmed has expressed resolve to keep the anti-graft watchdog apolitical and work as per the law to avoid undue controversies.

The NAB chief made the remarks while addressing a ceremony regarding the distribution of compensation cheques among victims of various scams at the Rawalpindi office. He admitted that the bureau had been needlessly involved in controversies in the past that damaged its reputation. 

Vowing to restore the image of NAB, he expressed concerns over downward trend in international rankings due to corruption. He called for collaborative efforts to eliminate the corruption. 

Nazir Ahmed also appreciated the victims of scams for waiting with patience for the recovery of their looted money, adding that efforts would be made to wrap up the cases in the shortest time period in order to facilitate the people. 

He also asked the NAB officials to discourage favouritism while investigating the cases. He also urged them to strictly follow the principles of fairness and impartiality. 

Responding to a question, the NAB chief assured that he will take steps to improve the working environment for employees, particularly female staff. He vowed to implement the rotation policy in letter and spirit.


USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee continues recovery against dollar, rises by Rs1.04 in interbank

KARACHI – The Pakistani rupee continued its positive trajectory against the US dollar in the interbank market on Thursday with the local currency’s recovery relating to crackdown launched against hoarders and outflows of the foreign currency through unlawful means.

During the intraday trading, PKR moved up against the USD, and hovered at 287.73, with an increase of Rs1.04, in the interbank market.

Yesterday, the Pakistani rupee appreciated 0.36pc to settle at 288.75.

Last week, the government said a crackdown to prevent cross-border smuggling was initiated across Pakistan. The country’s central bank also stepped up supervision of the foreign exchange market, ordering banks to set up separate entities to conduct forex transactions.

The SBP also introduced structural reforms in the exchange companies’ sector to provide better services and to ensure a transparent system.

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 28, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,600 on Thursday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 177,700. Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

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.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 28 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Karachi PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Islamabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Peshawar PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Quetta PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Sialkot PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Attock PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Gujranwala PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Jehlum PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Multan PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Bahawalpur PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Gujrat PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Nawabshah PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Chakwal PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Hyderabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Nowshehra PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Sargodha PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Faisalabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Mirpur PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495


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