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Saad Rafique, brother get another extension in protective bail

01:22 PM | 26 Nov, 2018
Saad Rafique, brother get another extension in protective bail
LAHORE - The Lahore High Court (LHC) has extended the bail granted to former Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman again on Monday

Justice Ali Baqir Najafi headed a two-member bench and extended the bail till December 5. The bail granted to Saad Rafique and his brother Salman expired today; the duo is facing a probe by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Paragon housing society scam.

Talking to media, Rafique, who defeated the PTI candidate in NA-131 by-election, slammed the ruling government's 100-day agenda.

He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government caused a hike in inflation, adding that they are deteriorating the country's diplomatic ties with other states.

Terming the cases against him a political victimization, the member of the National Assembly said he will prefer to go to jail rather than remaining silent.

Saad Rafique, along with his brother, has appeared before NAB multiple times in the past. In his statements, Saad Rafique argued that he faces a threat of arrest by NAB claiming that he regularly appears before the anti-graft body.

An earlier request by the duo for a protective bail was rejected by the Islamabad High Court. In the petitions, the duo expressed apprehensions about their arrest at the hands of NAB.

They named the NAB chairman and Lahore director general as respondents in the petition.

Citing the recent arrest of former Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif, the ex-railways minister said the NAB chairman and officials subordinate to him were acting like an agent of the present regime.

Khawaja Saad Rafique won the by-elections for NA-131 constituency of Lahore by defeating Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Humayun Akhter Khan and in case he is arrested by NAB, the speaker of the National Assembly, Asad Qaiser reserves the right to issue production orders for him.

The same prerogative was used in case of Shehbaz Sharif, who was arrested in the Ashiana-i-Iqbal case.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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