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Nawaz Sharif awaits final nod from PM Shehbaz, Ishaq Dar to return to Pakistan: report

Web Desk 09:47 AM | 14 Dec, 2022
Nawaz Sharif awaits final nod from PM Shehbaz, Ishaq Dar to return to Pakistan: report
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ISLAMABAD – Deposed Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif, who according to PML-N leaders can no longer be kept away from his people, is waiting for the final nod from his brother, the sitting Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Finance chief Ishaq Dar.

A report in Geo News quoting well-informed sources claimed that the premier and the country’s new finance chief will guide Nawaz to return to his homeland at right time.

Sharif's possible return to his native country becomes the talk of the town ahead of the next general elections. It was also reported that Nawaz will return home at the earliest on the dissolution of assemblies to lead the party’s election campaign.

The development comes as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has decided to announce the dissolution of assemblies during the power show at Liberty Chowk in Lahore on December 17.

Some reports quoting PML-N members suggest that the leader of the country’s ruling party has finalized a plan to end his self-exile ahead of the next general elections. He also finalized consultation with his legal team in this regard as the next elections are crucial for the ruling alliance that is facing ousted premier Imran Khan.

Soon after his arrival, Sharif’s legal team will approach courts against his penalty in the corruption reference.

The deposed premier has also directed party leaders to conduct elections within 90 days of the dissolution of Punjab and KP assemblies.

PML-N chief was sentenced to jail for 10 years after he was found guilty in a corruption reference in 2018 by an accountability court. The deposed PM was later released on health grounds in November 2019 and allowed to seek treatment in the UK; he has not returned to his home country since then.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 1, 2023 (Wednesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 267.53 268.18
Euro EUR 290.22 290.82
UK Pound Sterling GBP 330.48 331.18
U.A.E Dirham AED 72.78 73.08
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.23 71.53
Australian Dollar AUD 190 193
Bahrain Dinar BHD 702.68 710.68
Canadian Dollar CAD 201.75 205
China Yuan CNY 39.15 39.55
Danish Krone DKK 38.6 39
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 33.72 34.07
Indian Rupee INR 3.24 3.35
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 865.31 874.31
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.24 62.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.35 173.35
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.06
Omani Riyal OMR 686.49 694.49
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 72.58 73.28
Singapore Dollar SGD 201.2 203.2
Swedish Korona SEK 25.45 25.75
Swiss Franc CHF 286.19 288.69
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs202,000 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs173,190.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs164,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 179,100.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Karachi PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Islamabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Peshawar PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Quetta PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Sialkot PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Attock PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Gujranwala PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Jehlum PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Multan PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Bahawalpur PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Gujrat PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Nawabshah PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Chakwal PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Hyderabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Nowshehra PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Sargodha PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Faisalabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Mirpur PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390

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