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LHC allows Shehbaz Sharif to fly abroad for medical treatment

04:56 PM | 7 May, 2021
LHC allows Shehbaz Sharif to fly abroad for medical treatment

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday allowed Opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif to fly abroad for medical treatement.

Earlier today, the court reserved a verdict on Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif’s plea seeking exclusion of his name from the blacklist. 

During the hearing, Justice Ali Baqir Najfi remarked that the counsel of PML-N leader is presenting arguments on assumptions. 

Meanwhile, raising objection over PML-N leader’s petition, the government lawyer said that Shehbaz Sharif is main accused of money laundering case. The judicial proceedings will get affected if he [Shehbaz Sharif] leaves the country, he added.

The counsel for Shehbaz Sharif recalled his client after getting bail in Ashiana Housing and Ramzan Sugar Mills cases went abroad and came back.

The PML-N president also produced a return ticket showing his intent to come back to Pakistan after his treatment. 

The prosecution's counsel argued that the former Punjab chief minister can sought treatment in Pakistan but the defence counsel, Amjaz Pervez, stated that Shehbaz had sought treatment abroad earlier and returned.

He also argued that an appointment with Shehbaz's doctor, who had been managing his case, was already fixed for Monday, adding that it will be difficult to secure at another time due to coronavirus pandemic. 

Shehbaz, during the hearing, stated that neither is he a "smuggler", nor a "terrorist" for him to be barred from leaving the country. 

He said, "I will return to Pakistan as soon as his doctors permit him". 

The court decided to allow Shehbaz on medical grounds to go abroad from May 8 to July 5. 

Sharif had filed a petition in LHC, stating that he is a cancer survivor and needs to go abroad for treatment, but the federal government had put his name on the blacklist.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

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

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

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