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 - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 24 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 24, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.15 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.15 280.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.4 74.15
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.75 748.75
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.57 916.57
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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