‘Gen Raheel Sharif stopped at Saudi airport’, Dubai newspaper denies running fake news about ex-Pakistani army chief

05:11 PM | 3 Aug, 2017
‘Gen Raheel Sharif stopped at Saudi airport’, Dubai newspaper denies running fake news about ex-Pakistani army chief
DUBAI - An Arabic newspaper has denied publishing any report about former army chief of Pakistan, Gen (r) Raheel Sharif, being stopped at Riyadh airport by Saudi security forces, terming the initial article that appeared online “fake”.

Dubai-based Arabic newspaper Emarat Al Youm recently ran a clarification, disowning the fabricated news that surfaced online on July 29.

"This news is 'fabricated' and Emarat Al Youm has not published it," reads the clarification. “The group [behind the story] used a link similar to that of the newspaper website's URL [to] broadcast the false news."

The newspaper, which also ran images of the “fake news”, said that "it holds a legal right to pursue anyone who intentionally defames its image or uses its name to spread its lies and fabrications."

Gen Sharif, who is now heading the Saudi-led Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT) - had left for Riyadh from Lahore on April 21 to assume the command of the 41-nation coalition.

The writer is a member of the staff.


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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