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Nawaz, Shehbaz Sharif meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman before heading home

10:45 AM | 2 Jan, 2018
Nawaz, Shehbaz Sharif meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman before heading home
RIYADH - Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman late Monday night, Sharif family spokesman confirmed.

According to a statement issued, the former premier left for Madinah and visited Roza-e-Rasool (PBUH) after the crucial huddle with the aspiring Saudi King.

It added that the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz president would leave for the holy city of Makkah so he could perform Umrah, before his return to the country.

No details have been provided about the agenda of the meeting, sparking fresh speculations about the possibility of a new settlement, though CM Punjab, in an exclusive conversation with Daily Pakistan termed all such rumours “baseless” adding 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 honoured him by sending a special plane for him.

The high-profile meeting between Saudi Royal and Sharif duo was also confirmed by former first daughter Maryam Nawaz through her Twitter handle.

'He would leave for Pakistan tonight after Umrah IA,' Maryam mentioned in her tweet.

In another tweet, she shared a picture of Nawaz Sharif, showing him heading to Jeddah on a special Saudi plane.

Former premier Nawaz Sharif headed to Saudi Arabia on Sunday at a time when his younger brother Shehbaz  Sharif was already there, raising eyebrows of political commentators who viewed the unexpected dash to the oil-rich kingdom to be the forerunner of an NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance) type agreement easing embattled Sharifs, despite consistent denials of former ruling family.

The writer is a civil servant.


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 13 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024


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