NAB chief served LHC notice on bail plea of ‘blackmailer’

Web Desk 11:29 PM | 29 May, 2019
NAB chief served LHC notice on bail plea of ‘blackmailer’
LAHORE – The Lahore High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to Justice (r) Javed Iqbal, the head of Pakistan’s top anti-corruption watchdog, ordering him to submit his reply on a bail petition of an alleged blackmailer in a case pertaining to defrauding the general public.

The LHC bench, comprising Justice Baqar Ali Najafi and Justice Sardar Ahmed Naeem, heard the petition filed by Farooq Nol, who allegedly blackmailed and defrauded innocent people along with his wife Tayyaba Gull.

Gull is the same woman from the leaked audio and video tapes involving the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman.

Last week, the NAB filed a reference in an accountability court against Tayyaba and her husband. The 630-page reference states that Tayyaba and her husband Farooq, along with their accomplices, used to defraud innocent people impersonating officials of secret agencies and NAB.

According to the reference, the investigation revealed that Farooq in connivance with his wife lured and defrauded six complainants, including Hadayat Ullah, Saba Hamid, Safdar Hussain, Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Zahid Iqbal and Niaz Ahmed.

However, the petitioner’s lawyer contended before the court that his client was arrested on the basis of ill-founded and fabricated charges. During the course of Wednesday’s proceedings, the counsel also accused the anti-graft watchdog of misusing its powers.

Last week, in a press release, the anti-graft body had dismissed termed the report of News One TV as propaganda based on “fake, fabricated and contrary to the facts”.

The statement added “it’s a group of blackmailers whose aim is to tarnish the credibility of chairman NAB.”

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USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee remains stable against dollar amid ongoing talks with IMF

KARACHI – Pakistani rupee, which is facing blows in the open market, remained stable against the US dollar, in the inter-bank market on Wednesday.

The local currency moved slightly upward during the opening hours of trading in the inter-bank market. Before noon, PKR was hovering around 285.22, with a slight increase of Rs0.13.

As the situation remained under control in the interbank market, the rupee hits a fresh record low in the open market and was selling at 315 per dollar.

In a recent development, the IMF mission chief shared positive news, confirming that talks are underway with Pakistani authorities. The resumption of the IMF programme remains important for the crisis-hit country.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 31 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,300 on Wednesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,160.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Karachi PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Islamabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Peshawar PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Quetta PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Sialkot PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Attock PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Gujranwala PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Jehlum PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Multan PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Bahawalpur PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Gujrat PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Nawabshah PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Chakwal PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Hyderabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Nowshehra PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Sargodha PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Faisalabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Mirpur PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485


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