"I got it from PML Social media team member," Person who first tweeted Hussain Nawaz's controversial photo comes forward with another shocking claim

07:52 PM | 11 Jun, 2017
LAHORE - Even as the storm following the leak of a controversial photo of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's elder son has not settled, the person who first tweeted the image has put a testimony on record - along with another shocking claim in an exclusive statement sent to Daily Pakistan.

"I didn’t know how true the phrase ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ was until I tweeted the picture of Hussain Nawaz,” says the twitterati, who handles @takentweets on the social networking site.

The social media user (who preferred not be named) in his written testimony provided to Daily Pakistan added, “The firestorm that has been built around me since the 3rd of June, 2017 has been unfair & misguided. My intent was not to defend why or how a picture was sent to me but to release the picture into the public for an open discussion.

“Instead, this was turned into an ongoing accusation game to degrade and attack the honourable judiciary, which I will not allow myself to become a party to.”

Revealing the ‘real’ source of photo leak, the social media activist claimed “on 3rd June, 2017, the picture of Hussain Nawaz was posted on a Whatsapp group by a member of the PMLN's social media team”.

While @takentweets (who insists on remaining anonymous) claims that he received the controversial photo from PMLN social media team member, his claims could not be independently verified.

“Not being a journalist, I didn't find myself compelled to confirm the intent or the exact location of the said image, as the only thing on my mind was the interest it offered to the people of Pakistan. This image was very interesting to the people, in my opinion, so I tweeted the photo.

As “the so called leak of the said picture was then blamed on the opposition political parties and used to degrade and attack the honourable judiciary, calling their impartiality into question”, the social media user says “I am putting this statement forward for my own integrity and in the defense of the judiciary.”

“I will not allow myself to be used to insult the judiciary nor be framed by the same people who originally gave me the picture to begin with,” he added.

In the end of his statement, the twitterati added that he hoped “the people of Pakistan can make a fair judgment to determine the truth.”

Hussain Nawaz in SC over ‘photo leak’

Last week, a CCTV image of Hussain Nawaz’s appearance before the joint investigation team (JIT) probing allegations of money laundering against the Sharif family made headlines.

Taking the matter to the apex court through senior lawyer Khawaja Haris, the PM’s son sought the formation of a commission to investigate the controversial photo leak as he claimed that the photo leak was against ethical and legal codes.

In his request, Hussain alleged that JIT members have been "pressuring every witness ... to change his statement and even to implicate specific persons in wrongdoing". He held that recording videos of the JIT's proceedings was akin to "pressurising" witnesses appearing before the body.

Hussain added that the recording of proceedings does not allow witnesses to "speak without being treated like a criminal".

The PM’s son requested the court to prohibit the JIT from recording videos of the proceedings to ensure that the "investigation is held in an independent manner and justice is being done."

He further requested the SC to form a commission that is led by a retired or serving judge to investigate the matter of his picture's leaking.


Rupee recovers marginally against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham and Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee saw marginal improvement against US dollar as it appreciated in the open bank market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Thursday, the US dollar moved up and was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.

Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 30 November 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.3 288.15
Euro EUR 311 314
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 361.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 78 78.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.2 77
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.67 767.67
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.58 39.98
Danish Krone DKK 41.38 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.63 36.98
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.7 935.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 325.9 328.4
Thai Bhat THB 8.23 8.38

Gold rates drop in Pakistan; Check today’s gold rates 1 December 2023

KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 1 December 2023

On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,400, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs186,390.

Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate hovers around Rs163,050.

In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Karachi PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Islamabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Peshawar PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Quetta PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Sialkot PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Attock PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Gujranwala PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Jehlum PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Multan PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Bahawalpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Gujrat PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Nawabshah PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Chakwal PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Hyderabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Nowshehra PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Sargodha PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Faisalabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Mirpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696


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