LHC allows Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for treatment

Web Desk 05:48 PM | 16 Nov, 2019
LHC allows Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for treatment
LHC allows Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for treatment
LHC allows Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for treatment
LHC allows Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for treatment

LAHORE - The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday ordered the unconditional removal of ailing Nawaz Sharif's name from the no-fly list, allowing him to travel abroad from his treatment. 

The former prime minister has been given four weeks period, which is extendable on the basis of medical reports, said a verdict announced by a two-member bench headed by Justice Ali Baqir Najafi and comprising of Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem

The court announced its decision on a petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif seeking unconditional approval for the removal of his brother's name from the ECL.

Shehbaz Sharif in his undertaking stated that he would "ensure return of Nawaz Sharif within four weeks or on certification by doctors that he has regained his health and is fit to return back to Pakistan".

"I further undertake to provide/send the periodical medical report of the doctor duly notarised by the embassy to the registrar of this court," said the document signed by Shehbaz.

"I also undertake that if at any stage, the federal government has credible information that Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif is living abroad despite his fitness to travel, a representative from Pakistan's High Commission would have a right to meet with his physician(s) to verify or confirm about his health."

An undertaking by Nawaz Sharif assuring his return upon being healty was also submitted to the court.

Shehbaz also challenged the government's demand for surety bonds worth Rs7-7.5 billion against a 'one-time permission' to Nawaz Sharif for his treatment abroad.

The court, according to the PML-N president, has also dismissed the condition of submitting the indemnity bonds. 

Earlier today, the LHC presented petitioner Shehbaz Sharif and the federal government’s counsels a proposed draft on the undertaking for the former premier's unconditional travel to abroad.

The court created its own draft of Shehbaz’s undertaking guaranteeing the return of his brother after the siblings and the government's counsels failed to reach an agreement on the phrasing of the draft and its terms.

Additional Attorney General Ishtiaq A Khan raised the objection of the court's proposed draft while Shehbaz Sharif accepted its all terms and phrases. 

The two-member bench rejected the government's objections and ordered the authorities concerned to strike the ailing ex-premier's name off the ECL, serving a major blow to the government.

A written verdict, which is necessary to get removed Nawaz's name from the ECL, will be issued once the ailing former premier submits its undertaking.

The LHC later adjourned the hearing of the case until January 2020.

Nawaz Sharif , Pakistan 's longest-serving premier, was ousted from his third term in office in 2017 and later jailed on corruption charges.

His health deteriorated while in prison and he suffered a minor heart attack last month, his party said, while his doctor Adnan Khan claimed on Twitter that the ex-leader was "fighting for his life".

He was bailed last month and briefly hospitalised before being taken to an intensive care unit set up at his home in Raiwind, just outside Lahore.

Sharif, who is suffering from an autoimmune blood disorder, also has high blood pressure and his kidney functions are deteriorating, according to aides.

They have said the unexplained cause and uncertain diagnosis require advanced investigations and specialised care.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said several times that he will not seek to use Sharif's illness for political gain, while the federal government previously said it would not block requests to remove him from a travel ban list.

This week, however, the government of Sharif's rival Imran Khan added a condition to his travel, saying he must pay a bond of seven billion rupees ($45 million) -- which Sharif's party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), immediately rejected.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 21, 2023

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 March 21, 2023 (Tuesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.15 286.15
Euro EUR 298.5 301.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 340.5 344
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.25 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.2 76
Australian Dollar AUD 187 189.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 749.54 757.54
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.5 209.5
China Yuan CNY 40.91 41.31
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.9 36.25
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 916.88 925.88
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.66 178.6
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 732.14 740.14
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.42 78.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.5 209.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 305.25 307.78
Thai Bhat THB 8.26 8.41

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 21 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 204,700 on Tuesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,500.  

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,849.  

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 204,700 PKR 2,390
Karachi PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Islamabad PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Peshawar PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Quetta PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Sialkot PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Attock PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Gujranwala PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Jehlum PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Multan PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Bahawalpur PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Gujrat PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Nawabshah PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Chakwal PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Hyderabad PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Nowshehra PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Sargodha PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Faisalabad PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Mirpur PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390


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