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After ex-DG ISI Faiz Hameed, Gen (r) Bajwa too ‘responds’ to Maryam Nawaz's allegations

08:50 PM | 9 Mar, 2023
After ex-DG ISI Faiz Hameed, Gen (r) Bajwa too ‘responds’ to Maryam Nawaz's allegations
Source: social media

LAHORE – Soon after former ISI DG Faiz Hameed rejected Maryam Nawaz's allegations that he damaged the PML-N government, former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa has reportedly shared his side of the story via his close aides.

It all started when Maryam Nawaz said in an interview this week that Lt-Gen Faiz Hameed should be court martialled for toppling the PML-N government and supporting the Imran Khan government for almost four years.

The daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said that an example should be made out of the former ISI chief.

Maryam said she had moved the court against Faiz when he was serving as ISI DG. “I had submitted an application and presented evidence in which the biggest proof was that General Faiz had gone to the house of the then Islamabad High Court judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui Sahib and told him that he had to punish Nawaz Sharif and Maryam and also refuse them bail," she said.

Later, senior journalist Kamran Khan claimed in a tweet that the former spymaster had sent him messages in reply to Maryam's allegations. He quoted Faiz as saying that all decisions were taken by the courts. He was also reported to have said that only army chief had the authority to take decisions.

In the latest turn of events, journalist Mansoor Ali Khan claimed in a vlog that he had contacted people close to the former army chief for his comments on Faiz's remarks.

He quoted the source as having stated that Faiz had been serving as DGC, head of ISI’s Counter Intelligence Wing, during the period that Maryam Nawaz referred to in her interview.

He quoted an unnamed source as saying the DGC would report to the ISI DG, who is answerable to the prime minister. The source said: “Finding out who was serving as the ISI DG at that time and what was the type of his relationship with the Sharif family will resolve the enigma."

Journalist Mansoor Ali Khan said it was the response he had received from people close to Gen Bajwa, adding that it appeared that a position was being taken on the matter.  

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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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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