Former PM Abbasi, others placed on ECL

03:13 PM | 26 Apr, 2019
Former PM Abbasi, others placed on ECL
ISLAMABAD - The interior minister has placed the names of seven people, including former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and former finance minister Miftah Ismail, on the Exit Control List (ECL), it emerged on Friday.

The ministry said the decision was taken on the recommendation of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), in a letter dated April 9, 2019.

Others who will face travel restrictions include Mubin Saulat, Shahid Islamuddin, Imran-ul-Haq, OGRA chief Uzma Adil Khan, and Aamer Naseem.

The ministry's letter states that the accused face charges of misuse of authority and causing losses to the national kitty to the tune of Rs36.969 billion.

The former premier Abbasi is accused of illegally awarding a 15-year contract for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal when he was the petroleum minister in Nawaz Sharif's cabinet; the case was closed by NAB in 2016 but was reopened in 2018, however, the Pakistan Muslim League leader disputes the allegations.

Miftah Ismail is also under investigation in connection with the LNG corruption case; he had recently secured bail from the Islamabad High Court till May 7th.

The writer is a civil servant.


US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 23 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 23, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.25 for buying and 280.70 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 354.5 and selling rate is 358.35.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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