Maryam fires broadside at Imran over ‘cuts in defence budget’

01:11 AM | 5 Jun, 2019
Maryam fires broadside at Imran over ‘cuts in defence budget’
LAHORE – The daughter of former PM, Maryam Nawaz Sharif Tuesday once again targeted Prime Minister Imran Khan for his “incompetence & sheer ineptitude” to run the country’s affairs as her father did during his time at the top office.

Maryam, who after her father's detention over Panama Papers leaks has emerged as the second most powerful leader of Pakistan Muslim League-N after her uncle Shehbaz Sharif, was responding to a tweet by the premier, in which he appreciated the military's unprecedented voluntary initiative of stringent cuts in their defence expenditures for next fiscal year because of the country's critical financial situation.

“This tweet is nothing but an admission of your incompetence & sheer ineptitude,” the vice-president of of PML-N wrote on her Twitter handle.

“MNS [Muhammad Nawaz Sharif] as PM catered to all the needs of the Armed Forces which included salary increases etc plus purchases for new equipment & development & training which is crucial to their preparedness. This is the difference between competence & incompetence that you personify,” the tweet added.

Imran Khan has announced that his PTI government will spend this money saved on devolution of merged tribal areas and Balochistan.

In 2018, Pakistan’s military expenditure was $11.4 billion, making it the 20th-largest spender globally.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

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 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 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 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
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 207.1 209.1
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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