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Jemima expresses her relief over Imran Khan’s release

07:55 PM | 11 May, 2023
Jemima expresses her relief over Imran Khan’s release
Source: Instagram

Jemima Goldsmith, the film producer and former wife of ex-prime minister Imran Khan, expressed her joy over the Supreme Court's decision to release the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman.

Khan had been arrested by Rangers personnel on Tuesday from the Islamabad High Court (IHC) premises based on a warrant issued by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Al-Qadir Trust case.

After the IHC deemed Khan's arrest as "lawful," the PTI approached the Supreme Court seeking his release. On Thursday, the top court declared Khan's arrest as "unlawful" and ordered his immediate release.

In response to this development, Goldsmith, who resides in the United Kingdom with her sons, took to Twitter and expressed her relief, stating, "Finally sense has prevailed." She accompanied her tweet with a folded hands emoji and the Pakistani flag.

Imran Khan, along with his wife Bushra Bibi and other PTI leaders, is currently under investigation by the NAB regarding a settlement between the PTI government and a property tycoon, which allegedly caused a loss of 190 million pounds to the national exchequer.

The charges claim that Khan and the other accused improperly utilized Rs50 billion (190 million pounds at the time) sent by Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) to the government. Additionally, they are accused of receiving undue benefits, including over 458 canals of land, to establish Al Qadir University in Mouza Bakrala, Sohawa.

Khan's arrest occurred during his appearance at the IHC for hearings on his bail petitions in other cases. Following his arrest, violent protests erupted across the country, leading to the loss of at least eight lives and significant damage to infrastructure.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 16 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 16, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.7 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.8 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 311.9 314.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73

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