Imran Khan files defamation suit against Geo, business tycoon Umar Farooq in UAE

Web Desk 10:12 AM | 17 Dec, 2022
Imran Khan files defamation suit against Geo, business tycoon Umar Farooq in UAE

LAHORE – Ousted Pakistani premier Imran Khan on Saturday announced that his legal team has filed a defamation case against a leading news channel, its prime-time show host, and UAE-based dubious figure Umar Farooq Zahoor for leveling corruption allegations.

In a social media post, the defiant politician said his UAE lawyers, led by Hassan Shad, had filed criminal defamation (libel and slander) proceedings under Emirates law against Geo TV, Shahzeb Khanzada, and Umer Farooq Zahoor.

PTI chief started legal proceedings against group that accused Khan of selling an expensive wristwatch, the latter bought from a state depository.

Earlier, the former premier confirmed another defamation suit in the UK, against Geo News, a month after the UAE business tycoon appeared in Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath programme, where he claimed that he had bought Toshakana gifts received by Imran when he holds premiership, including a watch he was gifted by Saudi Crown Prince.

The Toshakhana matter continued to be in headlines as lately, two audio clips allegedly featuring former prime minister Imran Khan's wife Bushra Bibi discussing the sale of watches surfaced.

In the first clip, Bushra Bibi directed Zulfi Bukhari to sell Imran Khan's watches ad reprimanded a former employee of the Bani Gala residence for taking photos of the Toshakhan gifts in the second clip.

Amid the outcry from the ruling alliance, a Pakistani news anchor recently came up with some documents, contradicting Khan's claims that he was free to retain or sell the gifts he received from foreign dignitaries as prime minister of Pakistan.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 23, 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 23, 2023 (Thursday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.1 286.15
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 343.5 347
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.4 76.2
Australian Dollar AUD 187 189.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 749.55 757.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207.2
China Yuan CNY 40.91 41.31
Danish Krone DKK 40.77 41.17
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.92 36.27
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 919.22 928.22
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.66 178.66
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 731.97 739.97
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.43 78.13
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 305.12 307.62
Thai Bhat THB 8.19 8.34

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 23 March 2023

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 203,800 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,730.   

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 203,800 PKR 2,350
Karachi PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Islamabad PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Peshawar PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Quetta PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Sialkot PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Attock PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Gujranwala PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Jehlum PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Multan PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Bahawalpur PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Gujrat PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Nawabshah PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Chakwal PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Hyderabad PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Nowshehra PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Sargodha PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Faisalabad PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Mirpur PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350


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