Maryam should not prefer her father over country: Firdous

06:54 PM | 6 Jun, 2019
Maryam should not prefer her father over country: Firdous
ISLAMABAD – Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said Maryam Safdar, the daughter of former PM Nawaz Sharif, should not give preference to his father over the country and the nation.

In a series of tweets Thursday, Awan said Sharif was given sentence under the Constitution and law and Maryam should accept this.

Her tweets came days after Maryam criticised 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.

After her father's detention over Panama Papers leaks, Maryam has emerged as the second most powerful leader of former ruling Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N).

On Tuesday, she slammed the premier when 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 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.

Last year in July, disgraced premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Mohammad Safdar were taken to Adiala jail after they were sentenced to multiple years in prison on corruption charges.

After 68 days of imprisonment, they were released from Adiala prison after the Islamabad High Court suspended their sentences in the Avenfield corruption reference.

While Maryam and her husband do not face any corruption charges, the ex-PM was sentenced to seven years imprisonment on Dec 25 by an accountability court in Islamabad in Al-Azizia Steel Mills case. Nawaz Sharif was also fined Rs1.5 billion and $25 million by the NAB court.

The court also barred him from holding a public office for 10 years after completion of the sentence.

He has since been languishing in Kot Lakhpat jail.


Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies

Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 3 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.15 287.95
Euro EUR 309.9 310.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4 360.05
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45 77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold prices increase in Pakistan; check out today gold rates in Pakistan - 3 December 2023  

The price of gold increased by thousands of rupees due to an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 3 December 2023

On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,800 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,450.

Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs201,482, 21 karat rate costs Rs192,325 and 18k gold rate is Rs164,850.

Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Sunday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Karachi PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Islamabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Peshawar PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Quetta PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Sialkot PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Attock PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Gujranwala PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Jehlum PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Multan PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Bahawalpur PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Gujrat PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Nawabshah PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Chakwal PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Hyderabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Nowshehra PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Sargodha PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Faisalabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Mirpur PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730


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