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Police surround Parvez Elahi's residence in Lahore

07:39 PM | 25 May, 2023
Police surround Parvez Elahi's residence in Lahore
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LAHORE – Punjab police on Thursday raided the home of former chief minister and President Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Central Parvez Elahi in Lahore's Gulberg area to arrest him on corruption charges.

It comes after an anti-corruption court earlier today revoked his temporary release on bail for failing to appear in court on the grounds of ill health.

Authorities tend to arrest him in the Rs70 million corruption case involving the illegal use of development funds designated for the Gujrat district.

Elahi's medical certificate, according to which the 77-year-old had been having chest issues, was deemed invalid by the anti-corruption court judge.

The DIG operations has been tasked with leading a large contingent of law enforcement and anti-corruption troops for the arrest.

Elahi's attorney claimed that all cases filed up had his bail accepted and noted that his release had only been rejected earlier today in one case due to an outdated medical certificate.

He declared that without a search warrant, police would not be permitted to enter the home.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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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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