PM Shehbaz offers to resign if foreign conspiracy proven in lettergate scandal

08:13 PM | 11 Apr, 2022
PM Shehbaz offers to resign if foreign conspiracy proven in lettergate scandal
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ISLAMABAD – Parliament on Monday elected PML-N leader Shehbaz Sharif as the country's new Prime Minister, days after Imran Khan was ousted in a no-confidence vote.

The newly-elected PM, in his first address from National Assembly, announced an in-camera briefing of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security to discuss the legitimacy of the diplomat cable that the former ruling PTI claimed contained evidence of a ‘foreign conspiracy’.

PM elected Sharif, the opposition coalition leader who worked to depose Imran Khan, said If there is a shred of evidence that we have conspired to remove Khan by taking help from foreign forces, I will immediately resign from the premiership.

He continued saying that the foreign letter should be placed before the Parliamentary Committee and should be investigated to find the facts behind the allegation of a foreign conspiracy. All service chiefs, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) director general Nadeem Anjum, and foreign secretary and former envoy to the US will attend the meeting, he added.

In his address, Sharif said I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat but I will urge my nation, not to lose hope as we all do all the hard work to bring the economy back on track.

The PML-N leader also announced a relief package for public and private employees. He mentioned a 10 percent increase in pension and raised the minimum wage rate at Rs25,000 while announcing what he termed urgent relief for the poor.

Meanwhile, Sharif also announced to revive his signature laptop program for students and subsidized flour scheme for the poor for the month of Ramadan.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

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 - 25 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 2.10 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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