FAKE NEWS: Fact-check shows Imran Khan not using Malik Riaz’s private jet

10:30 PM | 16 Apr, 2022
FAKE NEWS: Fact-check shows Imran Khan not using Malik Riaz’s private jet
Source: Photo courtesy Twitter

KARACHI — Social media is abuzz with posts that former prime minister Imran Khan flew to the seaside metropolis by a private jet owned by real estate tycoon, Bahria Town owner Malik Riaz.

As the the fake news that Khan is using a private jet owned by Bahria Town spread on the social media, Malik Riaz's name started trending on Twitter. 

However, Bahria Town sources dismissed these social media posts as fake news and said their private jet had been in the UAE since April 8.

Another thing that vindicates Bahria Town sources’ claim is that Malik Riaz’s plane has a Bahria Town logo, but the one in Khan’s use does not have a Bahria Town logo. 

It is said the jet in Khan’s use was previously owned by the Hashoo Group and later it was sold to a broker. 

The aircraft, Beechcraft B200GT King Air 250, was used by PTI Chairman Imran Khan, who is set to address a much-anticipated public gathering at Karachi's Bagh-i-Jinnah on Saturday. 

In the past, Khan used private jets of now estranged PTI lawmakers Jahangir Khan Tareen and Aleem Khan.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
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 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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