How will Sharifs' supporters react to possible conviction in Avenfield case? Intelligence report reveals surprising response of PML-N

Mahmood Idrees 10:19 AM | 6 Jul, 2018
How will Sharifs' supporters react to possible conviction in Avenfield case? Intelligence report reveals surprising response of PML-N
ISLAMABAD - Security has been tightened in the capital city in order to overcome any untoward situation ahead of the much-awaited verdict in the Avenfield case against members of the Sharif family.

Amid the uncertainty, an intelligence department has gauged the expected response from the supporters of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on the unfavourable verdict.

Special branch in its report to the Punjab government said that the workers of the party would remain calm and would not take to the streets if their leader is convicted in the case, local media reported, citing sources.

The Avenfield reference pertains to the Park Lane apartments (flats 16, 16-A, 17, and 17-A Avenfield House, Park Lane, London, United Kingdom) of the Sharif family, involving former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his three children - Hassan, Hussain and Maryam - and son-in-law Capt (r) Safdar as the accused.

Judge Mohammad Bashir has reserved verdict over the Sharifs plea to delay the verdict and announced it on later today. If the petition is rejected, the court will announce the verdict in the Avenfield case today, deciding the political fate of the PML-N.

Islamabad police officials and Paramilitary troops deputed at the Federal Judicial Complex, where the court is located. The roads leading to the complex have also been closed to traffic.

Moreover, the district administration has imposed Section 144 in the capital to discourage mass gatherings.

If convicted, the accused can face up to a 14-year imprisonment and lifelong disqualification from holding public offices, as well as the freezing of bank accounts and assets.


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 8, 2023 (Wednesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 276.9 280.15
Euro EUR 296.12 296.74
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.78 332.48
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.06 75.36
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.48 73.79
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.71
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.18
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.41
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – Gold prices fell on Wednesday for the third straight day in local markets, after hitting aan all-time high in previous week.

The per tola price of 24 carats gold in Pakistan dropped by Rs2,000 to settle at Rs198,000 while the price of 10 grams decreased by Rs1715 to reach Rs169753.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity witnessed an upward trend as per ounce price reached to $1,880 after an increase of $11 dollars.


Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Sign up for Newsletter