Nawaz Sharif files another petition against indictment in corruption references

02:12 PM | 25 Oct, 2017
Nawaz Sharif files another petition against indictment in corruption references
ISLAMABAD - Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday seeking to stop the indictment proceedings against him in the accountability court regarding the corruption references filed by National Accountability Bureau.

Three petitions were filed by his representative Zafir Khan, challenging the accountability court’s October 19 decision to indict Nawaz Sharif in the Avenfield properties and Azizia Steel Mills reference.

The accountability court is hearing corruption references filed by the NAB against Nawaz and his family members, as well as Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, in line with the directives of the Supreme Court's order in the Panama Papers case.

In his petition, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz president has pleaded the IHC to declare the October 19 decision illegal and order the accountability court to combine the three references against him into one.

He has also pleaded that there should be one trial on one charge instead of separate cases. The embattled elder Sharif has also filed a petition in the apex court seeking the quashing of 'concurrent' corruption references against him.

The petition is yet to be taken up by the Supreme Court.

The accountability court in Islamabad will resume hearing references against the former premier on Thursday.

On the other hand, Nawaz Sharif is in Saudi Arabia and according to his elder son Hassan, he would be arriving in Pakistan today to face the cases.

The writer is a civil servant.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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