Imran Khan to sue Umar Zahoor, private news channel and anchor over gift sale allegations

Web Desk 03:26 PM | 16 Nov, 2022
Imran Khan to sue Umar Zahoor, private news channel and anchor over gift sale allegations
Source: Imran Khan (Instagram)

ISLAMABAD – Ousted Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan announced a legal tussle against leading news channel Geo News, its prime-time show host Shahzeb Khanzada, and Umar Farooq Zahoor over gift sale allegations.

In a tweet, the PTI chief said “Enough is enough. Yesterday Geo and Khanzada supported by Handlers slandered me through a baseless story cooked up by a known fraudster and internationally wanted criminal.”

He mentioned consulting with his legal team to sue the media house, and TV show host in Pakistan and in Britain and UAE.

On Tuesday, a UAE-based business person Umar Farooq Zahoor came to the fore and claimed he had bought some of the state gifts, including an expensive wristwatch worth at least Rs2 billion, from Imran Khan's former aide Shahzad Akbar and Farah Bibi.

Farah Gogi and Shahzad Akbar allegedly sold to a Dubai-based businessman an expensive Graff wristwatch worth Rs2 billion gifted to Khan by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, he told to Geo News. 

The Dubai-based businessman in question is Umar Farooq, the Norwegian-Pakistani millionaire. Farooq told the news channel that he had the evidence to prove he bought the rare watch and three other Toshakhana gifts from Farhat Shahzadi, also known as Farah Gogi, for 7.5 million Dirhams in cash.

He showed up on Geo News programme Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath to show evidence of the purchase as well as all the Toshakhana gifts he owns now.

Farooq alleged later that he was blackmailed and fake cases of money laundering were registered against him by the FIA on Akbar's behest after he refused to accept the demands made by his former wife Sophia Mirza.

PML-N raps PTI chief for selling Toshakhana gifts

Several leaders of ruling PML-N slammed former premeir Imran Khan for selling the gifts of Toshakhana.

PM's aide Attaullah Tarar said that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) would investigate the sale of the rare watch of Toshakhana and hinted at bringing Bushra Bibi close friend to Pakistan.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 30, 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 30, 2023 (Thursday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.6 286.65
Euro EUR 305.5 308.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348 351.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 77 77.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.5 76.3
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.99 761.99
Canadian Dollar CAD 206 208.2
China Yuan CNY 41.25 41.65
Danish Krone DKK 41.26 41.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.67 934.67
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 736.34 744.35
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.25 310.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 30 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 207,700 on Thursday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,070.   

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 190,880.

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 207,700 PKR 2,470
Karachi PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Islamabad PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Peshawar PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Quetta PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Sialkot PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Attock PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Gujranwala PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Jehlum PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Multan PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Bahawalpur PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Gujrat PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Nawabshah PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Chakwal PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Hyderabad PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Nowshehra PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Sargodha PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Faisalabad PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470


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