NAB received a bomb threat, reveals Pakistan's top graft buster

09:51 PM | 25 Jun, 2018
NAB received a bomb threat, reveals Pakistan's top graft buster
ISLAMABAD – The chairman of National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Justice (r) Javed Iqbal has revealed that somebody threatened of blowing up the anti-graft body’s headquarters with explosives.

“But the decision of life and death rests with Allah,” the NAB chief said while addressing the NAB officers at Lahore complex on Monday. He vowed that the war against corruption will continue without discrimination.

“Some people want the anti-graft body to arrest politicians so that they become political martyrs ahead of the elections,” he was quoted by a private TV channel as saying.

“But the NAB makes arrests on the basis merit in cases under investigation, not on anyone’s wishes,” he added.

He said that the anti-graft body “looks at cases, not the faces” and it had nothing to with the elections.

Iqbal lamented that some people had made a habit of not appearing before the anti-graft body, despite summons. The progress regarding the investigation on mega corruption cases is encouraging, he asserted.

The NAB chairman said that alleged irregularities worth billions were found in companies scandal in Punjab. He further vowed that corruption cases would be forwarded to accountability courts with concrete evidence.

The retired justice was appointed the Chairman of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) last October.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 20 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 20, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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