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Prince Jassim willing to face Panama JIT in Qatari royal palace, claims Saifur Rehman

09:40 AM | 7 Jun, 2017
Prince Jassim willing to face Panama JIT in Qatari royal palace, claims Saifur Rehman
ISLAMABAD - Former NAB head and a close confidant of Sharif family, Saif ur Rehman claimed on Tuesday that Qatari Prince Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani was ready to record his statement physically before the Panama Joint Investigation Team but in his own country, Qatar.

In an interview with Geo News, Saifur Rehman stated that the Qatari prince answered all the questions put forth by the six-member JIT in his letter and endorsed his earlier letters.

"I talked to Prince Jasim and he agreed to appear before the JIT provided its members arrive in Qatar for interrogation," claimed Saifur Rehman.

He went on and expressed his dismay over PTI supremo Imran Khan and opposition leader in Senate Chaudhry AItzaz Ahsan for hurling a barrage of allegations against Prince Jasim who is one of the wealthiest people on earth.

"Prince Jassim has made investments throughout the world. He is a member of Qatar's royal family, and so casting doubt about his honesty was shameful," noted Saif ur Rehman.

He clarified that, due to the procedure opted by the Joint Investigation Team regarding the interrogation of Panama papers case, Prince Jassim could not arrive in Pakistan. However, he was ready to face JIT if they proceed to his palace for investigations.

Sharifs’ Money Trail – Qatari Letter

Jaber al-Thani had come to the rescue of the ruling family during the Panama case hearing in the apex court in November last year.

The Qatari prince in question had forwarded a letter during the proceedings in Supreme Court last year in which he stated that the London flats were gifted by Qatari royal family.

The letter addressing the apex court states that in 1980, Mian Muhammad Sharif (Nawaz Sharif’s father) invested 12 million Dirhams in the Al Thani company belonging to the Qatari prince’s father. “In the year 2006, the accounts in relation to the above investment were settled between Hussain Nawaz Sharif and Al Thani family, who then delivered the bearer shares of the companies referred in para 4 above to a representative of Hussain Nawaz Sharif,” the letter read.

The Supreme Court in its April 20 judgment had ignored the letter that apparently was the fundamental point of Sharif family’s money trail.


The writer is a civil servant.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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