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'My name is Khan and I am a stooge', Maryam Nawaz responds to Imran Khan's post-bail tweet

06:37 PM | 2 Jan, 2018
'My name is Khan and I am a stooge', Maryam Nawaz responds to Imran Khan's post-bail tweet
LAHORE - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former PM’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz has maintained Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan was bailed by an anti-terrorism court only due to favouritism.

"I am a ladla [favourite] of the law because I abide by it," said the PTI chief on Tuesday after an Islamabad court accepted Imran's bail appeal in all four cases regarding an attack on Pakistan Television (PTV) headquarters in 2014.

"The decision proves that I am sadiq (truthful) and ameen (righteous), not a terrorist," Imran Khan told the media outside the court after the ruling.

The PTI leader is one of the accused in the four cases related to the 2014 attack that took place during the party's dharna in the capital. Khan, in December 2017, had moved the court for the case to be transferred to a civil court, but his request had been turned down.

Later, on Twitter, Khan reiterated that he was "not a terrorist" and was going to go after "the crooks".

Hours later, the PML-N leader responded to Khan’s tweet:

Earlier, in a sarcastic tweet, she alleged that the courts bailed Imran Khan because “he is judiciary’s ‘laadla’ (darling).”

In an earlier tweet, Maryam Nawaz also condemned media reports about Nawaz and Shehbaz Sharif’s visits to Saudi Arabia, by saying that they were “lies.”

“How many lies will you spew? You have to answer to God too,” she posted on Twitter.

Ousted premier Nawaz Sharif and Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif met with the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (MBS) late Monday night, according to reports.

Punjab government spokesperson Mohammad Ahmed Khan also denied the allegations about the Sharifs’ Saudi Arabia visit, as “baseless.”

He said that it is an honour for the CM to have an aircraft sent from Saudi Arabia for his visit, as the country is a tried and tested ally of Pakistan, adding that the friendly ties between the two countries cannot be broken by any “negative propaganda.”

The writer is a member of the staff.


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 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 - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
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 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
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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