Imran Khan says Gen Bajwa hired Hussain Haqqani to lobby against him in US

Says former army chief's 'set-up in establishment' still working against PTI

Web Desk 08:24 PM | 1 Jan, 2023
Imran Khan says Gen Bajwa hired Hussain Haqqani to lobby against him in US
Source: Imran Khan/Instagram

LAHORE – Ousted Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan says the former army chief, General (r) Qamar Javed Bajwa, still has influence over the establishment.

The defiant politician made these remarks during his interaction with journalists at his Zaman Park residence in the provincial capital. He alleged that the set-up of General Bajwa was still working in the establishment, revealing that three lawmakers from his party were told to remain neutral in Punjab CM Parvez Elahi’s vote of confidence.

Khan, 70, is up in arms against the former COAS, who remains mostly tight-lipped about the allegations levelled by the PTI chief. Khan accused General Bajwa of hiring Hussain Haqqani, former Pakistani envoy in Washington, for lobbying against him in the United States.

“Haqqani kept promoting General Bajwa and continued campaigning against me,” he mentioned.

Referring to Bajwa’s ‘set-up’ in the establishment, the PTI chief said that MQM-Pakistan and the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) have been tied to PPP under the latest gambit by the influential people.

During his latest interaction with journos, the ousted premier revealed that his relations with Gen Bajwa went sour because he did not want accountability in Pakistan.

He then called for transparent elections in Pakistan for a sustainable government, linking stability in the South Asian country to free and fair elections.

Referring to a recent audio leak allegedly featuring his wife, the PTI chief said Bushra Bibi was a housewife and she used to go to places like mental health care centres for welfare purposes. He added that Bushra was not alike Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of the PML-N patron Nawaz Sharif, who spends millions on cosmetic surgeries.

The outspoken politician slammed new PCB Chairman Najam Sethi, saying he had nothing to do with cricket. Imran Khan said the constitution of the cricket board had to be changed to bring Sethi in.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 31, 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 31, 2023 (Friday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.8 286.6
Euro EUR 306 309
UK Pound Sterling GBP 347.5 351
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 79.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.6 76.4
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.99 761.99
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.7
China Yuan CNY 41.25 41.65
Danish Krone DKK 41.26 41.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.67 934.67
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 736.34 744.35
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.25 310.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 31 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 208,200 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,500.   

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 190,849.

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 208,200 PKR 2,470
Karachi PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Islamabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Peshawar PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Quetta PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sialkot PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Attock PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujranwala PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Jehlum PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Multan PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Bahawalpur PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujrat PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nawabshah PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Chakwal PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Hyderabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nowshehra PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sargodha PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Faisalabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470


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