Court records testimony of all witnesses in Al-Azizia graft reference against Sharifs

Associated Press of Pakistan 08:52 AM | 29 Sep, 2018
Court records testimony of all witnesses in Al-Azizia graft reference against Sharifs
ISLAMABAD- An Accountability Court of Islamabad on Friday completed the testimony of all prosecution witnesses in Al-Azizia Steel Mills after the last witness concluded his statement.

The court has summoned Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head Wajid Zia next Monday in the third reference against Nawaz Sharif pertaining to the Flagship Investment.

Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik conducted hearing against the former prime minister in corruption reference filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The accused Nawaz Sharif did not appear before the court and sought one-day exemption from hearing, which was accepted.

As the hearing began, the last witness and NAB's investigation officer Mehboob Alam continued recording his statement on the second day of hearing and stated that former prime minister had adopted different stance before Parliament, public and JIT team regarding the money trail.

The accused did not appear before NAB investigation team despite summoning, on which the department assumed that he had noting in his defense, he added.

Khawaja Haris objected and said it was IO's personal opinion regarding the matter thus could not be brought to the case record.

Mehboob Alam informed the court that it came to in their knowledge that Hassan and Hussein Nawaz had an amount of five million British pounds and six million dollars for the establishment of Hill Metal company and Al-Azizia Steel Mills that did not belong to their personal income. The two brothers were the beneficiary of that property, he added.

After the IO completed his statement, the court summoned him on Tuesday for cross-examining in the same reference. However, the accountability court has also summoned Wajid Zia on Monday in Flagship Investment reference.

Associated Press of Pakistan
Associated Press of Pakistan

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 29, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 29, 2023 (Wednesday)

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM) 

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 284.2 287.25
Euro EUR 305.5 308.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 347.5 351
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.7
Australian Dollar AUD 188 190.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 754.37 762.37
Canadian Dollar CAD 206 208.2
China Yuan CNY 41.44 41.84
Danish Krone DKK 41.07 41.47
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.92 36.27
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.52 934.52
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.59
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.64
Omani Riyal OMR 736.76 744.71
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.5 312
Thai Bhat THB 8.3 8.45

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 29 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,700 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,360.   

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 205,700 PKR 2,445
Karachi PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Islamabad PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Peshawar PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Quetta PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Sialkot PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Attock PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Gujranwala PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Jehlum PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Multan PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Bahawalpur PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Gujrat PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Nawabshah PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Chakwal PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Hyderabad PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Nowshehra PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Sargodha PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Faisalabad PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Mirpur PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445


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