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Jemima Goldsmith’s brother lands in hot waters for speaking against ex-PM Imran’s ouster

12:22 PM | 12 Apr, 2022
Jemima Goldsmith’s brother lands in hot waters for speaking against ex-PM Imran’s ouster
Source: Zac Goldsmith Instagram/File Photo

LONDON – UK Foreign Office Minister for the Pacific and the International Environment Lord Zac Goldsmith faced backlash from his government after he spoke in favour of former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan after his ouster from the office through no-confidence vote.

Reports said that British PM Boris Johnson’s office slammed the minister for making intervention in Pakistan’s domestic political affairs.

Lord Zac Goldsmith — whose elder sister Jemima Goldsmith is former wife of Imran Khan — in a tweet expressed sadness over the removal of Khan.

“Imran Khan is a good and decent man, one of the least corruptible politicians on the world stage. I have no doubt he will be returned with a big majority in the upcoming elections,” the UK minister wrote.

When Johson’s office was asked whether Zac Goldsmith’s statement represents the views of the government, a spokesperson said: “With regard to Pakistan, we respect Pakistan’s democratic system and we would not get into its domestic political affairs. We have longstanding ties with Pakistan and are monitoring developments,” Geo News reported.  

He clarified that the Zac Goldsmith’s remarks did not represent the position of the UK government, adding that the Britain will not interfere in Pakistan’s politics.

It is recalled that Imran Khan had supported Zac Goldsmith when he launched a campaign against London Mayor Sadiq Khan. 

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 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 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
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 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
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 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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