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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.


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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