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Pakistan Army rejects misleading tax return propaganda against outgoing Army Chief Gen Bajwa

12:54 PM | 27 Nov, 2022
Pakistan Army rejects misleading tax return propaganda against outgoing Army Chief Gen Bajwa
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RAWALPINDI – Pakistan Army on Sunday refuted reports about the assets of outgoing Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and his family.

The military’s media wing responded days after the Sharif-led government launched a probe against people who leaked the tax records of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s family members.

In a statement, Inter-Services Public Relations said misleading data regarding the assets of Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and his family were shared on social media, and the same assumption-based data was presented in an exaggerated manner on different platforms.

It maintained that a certain group very cleverly and dishonestly attributed the assets of General Bajwa’s daughter-in-law’s father and family to the army chief and his family, giving a false impression that these assets were created by Army Chief General Bajwa’s family during his six-year tenure.

The military's media wing mentioned that all assets of Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and his family are duly declared as all members of Gen Bajwa's family regularly file tax returns and further added that COAS and his family are accountable to the tax authorities for their assets like every citizen.

Army responded as an investigative news website FactFocus accused the outgoing chief and his family of amassing assets worth more than Rs12 billion in his tenure.

The report by journalist Ahmad Noorani, who also works for a leading media house, cited tax records and wealth statements of the family of the outgoing top general.

Meanwhile, a high-level probe is underway into the violation of tax law[s] and breach of FBR data, and the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) also suspended two officers of the Inland Revenue Service for their alleged involvement.

It was reported that the data regarding the tax record of Gen Bajwa’s family was leaked from the login and passwords of both officers, per reports.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

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.

Euro currently 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 - 26 Feb 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 2.1 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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