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Has Jalil Abbas Jilani been appointed caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan?

02:54 PM | 9 Aug, 2023
Has Jalil Abbas Jilani been appointed caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan?

ISLAMABAD – The question of who will be the next caretaker Prime Minister dominates current discussions as the National Assembly of Pakistan is set to be resolved today.

Members of the ruling PDM coalition, including Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, PPP leader Asif Zardari, and other members upped the ante on consultations for the key appointment of a mutually agreed name for the next caretaker PM, several names of politicians and economists surfaced, with ministers revealing that no name has been finalised till late Tuesday.

Earlier today, ex-Pakistani diplomat Abdul Basit shared a post on social media, saying Ambassador (retd) Jalil Abbas Jilani has been named as the next caretaker prime minister of Pakistan.

The tweet shared by Mr Basit said 'Congratulations to Ambassador (r) Jalil Abbas Jilani on his appointment as caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan. A proud moment for the Foreign Service of Pakistan.'

A private media channel also reported about Jilani calling on Shehbaz Sharif at PM House. 

However, it could not be confirmed by other sources.

On the other hand, journalist Hassan Ayub claimed otherwise.

Who is Jalil Abbas Jilani?

Jalil Jilani is a former diplomat who served as the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan. He belongs to a family known for high-profile bureaucrats. He served as Pakistan’s envoy to the US, Belgium, Luxemburg and the EU, and Australia.

A specialist in South Asian affairs, he also worked in SAARC, acting High Commissioner to India and Director (India) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is slated to have a final meeting with Leader of the Opposition Raja Riaz to finalise the name of the caretaker PM and next cabinet.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 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 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
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 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
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 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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