Former PM Nawaz Sharif arrives in Islamabad amid fanfare

10:09 AM | 5 Aug, 2017
Former PM Nawaz Sharif arrives in Islamabad amid fanfare
ISLAMABAD - Former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived in Islamabad from his Shangla Gali residence on Saturday amid warmth extended by his party workers.

Scores of party workers assembled along the Murree-Islamabad route, especially at Athal Chowk Bharakahu in Islamabad, to catch a glimpse of the ousted prime minister.

Nawaz Sharif's car was driven by his elder son Hussain Nawaz and the former premier came out of his car to wave to his jubilant supporters at Bharakahu.

Stringent security arrangements were made before the arrival of the former premier.

The premier, accompanied by his family would be staying in Punjab House Islamabad where he would meet party members and journalists, said sources.

After spending a busy day in the capital, Nawaz Sharif would move towards Lahore on Sunday via road, however, details regarding his much sought after journey are yet to be revealed.

Sources privy to the developments said the ruling party plans to turn the journey into a public mobilisation campaign with pit-stops on multiple spots where Sharif can interact and address party workers to show his muscle.

Nawaz Sharif proceeded to his Murree residence and presided over meetings there ever since a five-member bench of the apex court disqualified him, last Friday.

The Supreme Court, in its judgment in the Panama Papers case, disqualified Sharif under Article 62 (1) (f) of the Constitution over his failure to disclose un-withdrawn receivables constituting assets from a UAE-based company, Capital FZE.

The verdict stated that he was not ‘honest’ and ‘truthful’, as per the country’s Constitution following which the ruling party appointed Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as the new chief executive.

The writer is a civil servant.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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