PML-N's Saad Rafique calls for withdrawal of 'draconian' NAB Ordinance

09:35 PM | 28 May, 2024
PML-N's Saad Rafique calls for withdrawal of 'draconian' NAB Ordinance
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Khawaja Saad Rafique, a leader of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), criticized the new law approved on Tuesday that extends the time a suspect can be held in custody by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from 14 days to 40 days.

"This draconian law cannot be supported, therefore, the ordinance should be withdrawn," he said while reminding that the National Accountability Bureau Ordinance was formulated by a dictator.

The NAB law has been changed to allow holding suspects for up to 40 days instead of 14.

Acting President Yusuf Raza Gilani signed two new ordinances on Monday, the NAB (Amendment) Ordinance 2024 and the Elections Act (Amendment) Ordinance 2024, following Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's advice because President Asif Zardari is in Dubai.

These changes came after the federal cabinet approved the amendments. The new NAB law reduces the jail time for an officer convicted of creating cases with bad intentions from five years to two years.

The new Elections Act (Amendment) Ordinance 2024 allows retired judges, along with current judges, to be members of election tribunals.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 21 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 21, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.75
Euro EUR 297  299.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5  354 
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80  75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.75 73.5
Australian Dollar AUD 181.2 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.91 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.11 40.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.62 916.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 28.83 29.13
Omani Riyal OMR 723.62 731.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.08 317.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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