Did Imran Khan hire services of Salman Rushdie’s lawyer in Britain?

10:24 PM | 2 Sep, 2023
Did Imran Khan hire services of Salman Rushdie’s lawyer in Britain?
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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has denied hiring the services of a British lawyer, who represented controversial British-Indian writer Salman Rushdie, to represent party chief Imran Khan in international courts. 

The PTI said in a statement that there was no truth in the reports about hiring a foreign law firm; no such initiative had been taken by the jailed PTI chairman.

A party spokesperson condemned the worst state oppression and fascism in the country. He said the PTI demanded rights and justice from Pakistan’s judiciary, adding that effective measures must be taken for supremacy of the Constitution and the rule of law in the country. 

PML-N leader Atta Tarar claimed at a press conference that the PTI chief had hired British lawyer Geoffrey Robertson to represent him in international courts.

He lashed out at Imran Khan for moving the international courts against Pakistan, adding that there were several other competent lawyers, but “you didn’t hire them, why?” 

Later, Maryam Nawaz slammed the PTI chief for hiring a lawyer in Britain for the legal battle against "unlawful detention and human rights abuses" in Pakistan.

Calling the PTI chief’s move as double standards, she said Imran Khan had selected a person who remained a legal counsel for Salman Rushdie. She said the PTI chief had appealed for help from the anti-Islam lobby.

Amid all this blame game, journalist Maleeha Hashmey came hard on Maryam Nawaz for being “hypocritical”.  

Hashmi claimed that the same lawyer had represented Ishaq Dar and another PML-N leader Nasir Butt. She asked if it was right when this lawyer fought the cases of people linked to the PML-N. 


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 10 Dec 2023

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Sunday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.

Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.4 285.95
Euro EUR 307 310
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 755.82 763.82
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.82 40.22
Danish Krone DKK 41.14 41.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.37 36.72
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.14 931.14
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.82 61.42
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.33 177.33
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.12 26.42
Omani Riyal OMR 738.71 741.76
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.07 78.77
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.32 27.62
Swiss Franc CHF 324.5 327
Thai Bhat THB 8.08 8.23

Gold price drops in Pakistan; Check out today gold rates here

Gold prices decreased in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 10 December 2023

On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs216,300, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs185,450.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs198,274, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs189,263 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,225 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Sunday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Karachi PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Islamabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Peshawar PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Quetta PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Sialkot PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Attock PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Gujranwala PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Jehlum PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Multan PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Bahawalpur PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Gujrat PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Nawabshah PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Chakwal PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Hyderabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Nowshehra PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Sargodha PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Faisalabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Mirpur PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486


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