Majority of PML-N urges PM Nawaz to step down, claims insider

09:40 AM | 4 Nov, 2016
Majority of PML-N urges PM Nawaz to step down, claims insider
ISLAMABAD - A Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) insider on Thursday claimed that scores of his party leaders think that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should resign over the Panama leaks scandal.

Talking exclusively to ARY News, PML-N leader Zafar Ali Shah said that in the current circumstances the premier should consider tendering resignation from his post to steer the country out of political crisis.

“Unfortunately he (the PM) has turned into a controversial figure, so if he steps down- the best candidate we have is Kulsoom Nawaz or Shahbaz Sharif but both are not MNAs and they need time to become MNAs. So, if we are to make someone PM instantly, Nisar should be given premiership to save the country from political crisis,” said Shah.

He added that a number of PML-N members support this idea but maintained that the decision rests with Mr Nawaz Sharif himself.

Answering a question, Shah maintained that he thinks a group within PML-N does not want the PM to resign.

When asked whether Khawaja Asif and Khawaja Saad Rafique wanted PM Nawaz to resign, Shah responded that the duo was a bit reluctant about that.

He went on to say that the allegations put forth in Panama Leaks were leveled at PM Nawaz instead of the whole PML-N so the party should remain in power with another Prime Minister.

The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 19, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Forex Rates 

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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