Who really leaked the Hussain Nawaz photo?

Zeeshan Iftakhar 04:27 PM | 6 Jun, 2017
Who really leaked the Hussain Nawaz photo?
It is unfortunate that national politics in Pakistan is rarely free of needless controversy. However, we are fortunate, in the same breath, considering that the form of these controversies sometimes involve the Prime Minister's son appearing like a 10-year-old who has freshly lost his ice cream to the ground.

For a comedic journalist, such an image is a reward in itself; only comparable to the spectacle witnessed as Sahir Lodhi was put in his place by Pakistani Twitter for his misplaced patriotism.

When they tell you that they are out of qeemay walay naan

Regardless, the question on everyone’s lips right now is who leaked this precious photograph, given that these proceedings are of a highly sensitive nature (not unlike the health of our little prince). Hence this article will seek to investigate who indeed is responsible for this unpardonable leak and while this inquiry will be more like a game of Cluedo than an actual investigation, I ask you to bear with me.

Suspect #1: Imran Khan and PTI

Imran Khan stands as an obvious suspect, given his political investment in this entire fiasco. But then again, if he was so influential, would he be waiting on the sidelines? Moreover, (Senator?) Nihal Hashmi very aptly demonstrated who was responsible for paying the salaries of the Joint investigation team and it was certainly not Imran Khan.

Suspect #2: Nawaz Sharif and PML-N

While this possibility is highly unlikely, strange circumstances compel me to seriously consider it. However, this image could serve to illustrate that the Prime Ministers son came to testify despite fasting (a superhuman feat that should be commended on monumental levels). In terms of who is responsible for releasing this image, it is possible that this could be yet another leak from Maryam Nawaz Pervez Rashid for reasons that can only be surmised in this clip from one of my favourite movies.

Suspect #3: Joint Investigation Team itself

Who else has access to such classified information but the investigators themselves? If that is the case, we can only excuse them for sharing (with the nation) the misery of trying to extract an impossible confession from an allegedly corrupt individual. At least we know that they are doing their job.

Suspect #4: Captain Naveed, Master of the Hidden Camera

Although this individual has many aliases apart from the title of ‘Master of the Hidden Camera’, they may be too obscene to disclose. Moreover, it is hard to suspect anyone apart from the captain when a secret video surfaces in which the subject is being violated; oh Captain, my Captain. If it is proven that Naveed was indeed the individual behind this leak, it is likely that the punishment will involve taking aff his shirt (although at this point, contempt of that order is all but certain).

While it may remain conclusively unclear who indeed it was that leaked this amazing photograph of a humble(d) Hussain Nawaz, whoever did so is clearly a lover of subjecting powerful people to internet-based ridicule. The photograph (as demonstrated above) is a meme makers goldmine as it can be used to represent our young prince expressing his dismay at the lack of various fried food. People from all over Pakistan can relate to this expression as it also serves as a reaction to a session of parentally enforced chittar.

Zeeshan Iftakhar
Zeeshan Iftakhar

Zeeshan Iftakhar is a student of Law at LUMS and a keen admirer of qeemay walay naan.


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 January 28, 2023 (Saturday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 263.9 266.15
Euro EUR 275.75 278.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 313 316
U.A.E Dirham AED 69.75 70.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 67.25 67.9
Australian Dollar AUD 178.5 180.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 644.19 652.19
Canadian Dollar CAD 187.5 189.70
China Yuan CNY 35.71 36.11
Danish Krone DKK 35.38 35.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 30.94 31.29
Indian Rupee INR 2.97 3.08
Japanese Yen JPY 2.50 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 793.10 802.15
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 57.02 57.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 156.69 158.69
Norwegians Krone NOK 24.46 24.76
Omani Riyal OMR 629.39 637.39
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 66.54 67.24
Singapore Dollar SGD 184.38 186.38
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 23.81
Swiss Franc CHF 263.01 265.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.38 7.53

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs204,100 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,990.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs157,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 178,500.

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 204,100 PKR 2,220
Karachi PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Islamabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Peshawar PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Quetta PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Sialkot PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Attock PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Gujranwala PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Jehlum PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Multan PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Bahawalpur PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Gujrat PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Nawabshah PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Chakwal PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Hyderabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Nowshehra PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Sargodha PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Faisalabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Mirpur PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220


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