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KMC workers drawing salaries sitting at home: FIA

04:29 PM | 27 Jun, 2015
KMC workers drawing salaries sitting at home: FIA
KARACHI (Web Desk) – Federal Investigation Agency Sindh Director General Shahid Hayat has said that there were several ghost employees appointed in the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation who were drawing salaries sitting at home while their families are also on the payroll.

 

He said that the FIA has arrested nine ghost employees of KMC while a senior official of KMC is also involved in corruption.

 

Shahid said that KMC has a salary budget of Rs 500 million out of which several millions rupees are being paid to the ghost employees.

 

He presented an employee of KMC, Saleem Khan, who confessed that 21 members of his family are receiving salaries from KMC including his 64-year old mother-in-law.

 

"It was our duty to collect monthly income from different towns and submit to Director Education Mansoor Mirza who then used to divide the money among high ranking officials," he said.

 

Mr Hayat said that FIA is also investigating senior officials of KMC regarding the matter.

 

To a question regarding BBC report on MQM, he said that the government is investigating the matter as all the names mentioned in the report are outside Pakistan.

 

Shahid said that FIA has presented an interim chargesheet against Axact in the court.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.

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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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