Ch Nisar denounces comparison between Benazir Bhutto, Maryam Nawaz

10:01 AM | 8 Sep, 2017
Ch Nisar denounces comparison between Benazir Bhutto, Maryam Nawaz
ISLAMABAD - The former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday rejected the comparison being made between slain Pakistan Peoples Party leader Benazir Bhutto and Maryam Nawaz.

"Comparing Maryam Nawaz to Benazir Bhutto is wrong," Nisar said in an interview to Geo News.

The legislator clarified that there was a lot of difference between the daughter of former premier Nawaz Sharif, Maryam and Benazir Bhutto.

Nisar contended that Maryam Nawaz should only be considered as the daughter of Nawaz Sharif, the country's former prime minister who was disqualified by a five-member bench of the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case.

"Children are only children, they cannot be accepted as leaders," Nisar stated, adding that they are "non-political".

The lawmaker who sporadically faces ire of his own fellows for his blunt stance stressed that Maryam Nawaz needed to prove her mettle first by engaging in real politics.

"Maryam Nawaz should understand and partake in practical politics. Only then can she be considered a leader," Nisar observed.

The former minister highlighted how Benazir Bhutto remained behind bars and confronted numerous challenges during her political stint.

"Benazir Bhutto spent time in jail and suffered a lot." Nisar described.

He concluded Maryam Nawaz has a long way to go in order to prove herself as a leader of Pakistan.

The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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