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

Web Desk 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.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 03, 2023 (Friday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 272.25 273.25
Euro EUR 297.32 297.65
UK Pound Sterling GBP 333.31 333.61
U.A.E Dirham AED 73.03 73.33
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.49 71.80
Australian Dollar AUD 188.9 191.3
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.73 720.73
Canadian Dollar CAD 200.95 203.15
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.11 39.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 877.76 886.76
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.3

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 212,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs182,530.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Karachi PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Islamabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Peshawar PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Quetta PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Sialkot PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Attock PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Gujranwala PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Jehlum PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Multan PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Bahawalpur PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Gujrat PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Nawabshah PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Chakwal PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Hyderabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Nowshehra PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Sargodha PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Faisalabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Mirpur PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420

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