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CJP forms new bench for Hudabiya Paper Mills case

11:20 AM | 25 Nov, 2017
CJP forms new bench for Hudabiya Paper Mills case
ISLAMABAD - The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has constituted a new bench to hear National Accountability Bureau (NAB)’s appeal regarding the reopening of Hudabiya Paper Mills case against the already embattled Sharif family.

The three-judge bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprises Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Mian Alam Khel will take up NAB’s plea on November 28 against Lahore High Court’s three-year-old verdict to quash Hudabiya reference against the family of former premier Nawaz Sharif.

The new bench was formed days after Justice Asif Saeed Khosa rescued himself from the petition for having ‘already expressed his opinion in the Panamagate verdict’.

The court had then referred the case back to the CJP for formation of another bench to hear the case, which was subsequently adjourned for an indefinite period.

The apex court had directed the National Accountability Bureau to re-open the reference during the proceedings of Panama Papers case.

In 2014, the LHC quashed the Hudabiya Paper Mills reference against the Sharifs but NAB did not challenge the order in the SC.

According to NAB documents former premier Sharif, his daughter Maryam, father Mian Muhammad Sharif, brothers Shehbaz Sharif and Abbas Sharif, Abbas’s wife Sabiha, Nawaz’s son Hussain, and Shahbaz’s son Hamza, had been accused of receiving ‘ill-gotten money’ in the case.

“All the accused persons colluded to commit acts of corruption and corrupt practices as defined under Section 9 and Section 10 of the NAB Ordinance,” former NAB chairman Lt Gen (retd) Khalid Maqbool had told an accountability court.

The writer is a civil servant.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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