Big relief for Nawaz Sharif as petitions against conviction in Al-Azizia, Avenfield cases restored

07:29 PM | 26 Oct, 2023
Big relief for Nawaz Sharif as petitions against conviction in Al-Azizia, Avenfield cases restored
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ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday restored appeals filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif against his conviction by an accountability court in the Avenfield and Al-Azizia graft cases.

IHC division bench headed by Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and comprising Justice Miangul Hasan Aurangzeb announced the ruling on a petition moved the former three-time prime minister after his return to Pakistan from London after four years in self-imposed exile. 

During the hearing the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) told the bench that it had no objections to revival of Nawaz Sharif’s pleas. 

When asked if NAB would defend the accountability court’s judgments against the PML-N leader in its arguments during proceedings, the anti-corruption watchdog said that it will review the case and evidences before presenting the arguments.

Earlier this month, IHC had granted a protective bail to the PML-N supremo on October 19 ahead of his return to Pakistan and directed him to appear before it on October 24. 

Nawaz appeared before the IHC on Oct 24 when NAB did not opposed his pleas and his bail was extended till Oct 26 (today). 

Moreover, the caretaker Punjab government has approved suspension of Nawaz Sharif’s sentence in Al-Azizia reference.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
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 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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