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”.

“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.


Today Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 24 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 24, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 278.4 for buying and 280.1 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.45.

British Pound rate is 354.5 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal hovered at 73.6.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 278.4  280.1 
Euro EUR 301.35 303.45
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.5 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5  77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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