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CM Shehbaz shuts down speculations about Saudi Arabia visit

09:34 AM | 2 Jan, 2018
CM Shehbaz shuts down speculations about Saudi Arabia visit
RIYADH - A number of rumours stirred after former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif landed in Saudi Arabia last week, claiming a deal is being cooked in the Arab country.

However, CM Shehbaz while talking to Daily Pakistan termed all such rumours "baseless" and said that the recent tour was not of political or personal nature.

Shehbaz said he was to visit the country to perform Umrah and this time Saudi authorities hounoured him by sending a special plane for him.

The chief minister, who is expected to leave for Pakistan today, said that he will talk about his visit after reaching Pakistan.

During his visit, Shehbaz Sharif also held a couple of meetings with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud, where matters of mutual interest were discussed.

The chief minister also hailed the role of Saudi Arabia in the ongoing Palestine issue regarding recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital by US President Donald Trump, reported private media.

Meanwhile, Punjab government spokesperson Mohammad Ahmed Khan also rejected the rumours regarding Sharif's visit to Saudi Arabia baseless.

Rumours claimed that Sharif brothers reached the Arab state to strike a NRO like deal in order to avoid corruption cases, improve relations with royal family that deteriorated due to refusing aid against Yemen and for other matters.

Ahmed Khan said that such statements were being spread to gain vested political interests by the rivals. He said that sending an air craft by Saudi government for the chief minister was a matter of honour, adding that speculating this move was not in national interest.

He further said no any propaganda against the brotherly relations of both countries will succeed.



Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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