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PM Nawaz setting new standards by facing Panama JIT, says Khawaja Asif

06:29 PM | 15 Jun, 2017
PM Nawaz setting new standards by facing Panama JIT, says Khawaja Asif
ISLAMABAD - Defence Minister Khawaja Asif lavished praise on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday for appearing before the Joint Investigation Team tasked to probe offshore assets of Sharif family.

The minister took to microblogging site Twitter and claimed that the premier was giving new meaning to governance and setting new standards in a culture “where power gives immunity”.

https://twitter.com/KhawajaMAsif/status/875295280983400448

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“Posterity will remember NS for upholding the rule of law..PM &family presenting themselves for accountability before JIT as ordinary citizens,” he tweeted after the premier winded up the first session with the Joint Investigation Team.

Earlier talking to newsmen outside the federal judicial academy, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed that he and his family offered themselves for accountability. He added that the present process of accountability has been extended to a period beyond his birth.

He added, “I have presented my stance before the JIT. All sources of my assets were already submitted to relevant authorities."

“I appeared before the investigation team as we are equally accountable to the institutions," the PM said, adding that "today was a milestone for the rule of law."

PM Nawaz Sharif said that soon after Panama Leaks, he had offered himself for accountability. He stressed, “The people of Pakistan need to understand that whatever is happening today has nothing to do with any corruption or embezzlement of the national exchequer, but it is the personal and private business of our family, that is being dragged.”  All conspiracies against him and his family would be foiled, he said.

He added that he held office of prime minister thrice and remained chief minister of Punjab and was responsible for several development projects in country, but there are no charges of embezzlement in national kitty on him.

He warned that there will be a "JIT of 200 million people" next year, when people will select "those who have worked for the development of the country."

Soon after the prime minister left JIT secretariat, Maryam Nawaz posted a tweet calling her father “lionhearted”.

The writer is a civil servant.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
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 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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