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Imran Khan starts legal action against Geo News in UK over Toshakhana claims

09:58 PM | 5 Dec, 2022
Imran Khan starts legal action against Geo News in UK over Toshakhana claims
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LAHORE – Ousted Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan has started legal proceedings against Geo News in the United Kingdom as the leading news network accused the PTI chief of 'corruption'.

The recent development comes two weeks after a media house, known for its criticism of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, claimed that Farah Gogi and Shahzad Akbar allegedly sold an expensive Graff wristwatch, which was gifted to Imran Khan by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to UAE-based businessman.

In a recent social media post, the former premier announced that he instructed his legal team in Britain to start proceedings against Geo News pursuant to the Pre Action-Protocol for Media & Communications Claims.

He mentioned that a formal letter has been served today on Geo TV Limited in the United Kingdom and they have two-week time to respond.

Last month, Umar Farooq, the Norwegian-Pakistani millionaire, showed up on Geo News programme Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath where he first claimed that he had the evidence to prove he bought the expensive watch and three other Toshakhana gifts from Farhat Shahzadi, a close aide of Imran Khan’s third wife Bushra Bibi.

Later, Styleout Watches, the Dubai-based company, rejected rumours about selling or buying Toshakhana gifts.

The luxury watches trader also revealed that they were approached by an undisclosed person, to market this watch using Instagram handle, clarifying that any information about the watch being sold for USD250,000 is baseless.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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