Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam extend London visit as Kulsoom's condition continues to deteriorate

07:13 PM | 17 Jun, 2018
Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam extend London visit as Kulsoom's condition continues to deteriorate
ISLAMABAD - Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam may extend their return to Pakistan as doctors have advised the former prime minister to spend more time with his ailing wife, Kulsoom Nawaz.

The ousted PM and his daughter, who are facing corruption trials, had left for London on Friday following the news of Kulsoom's deteriorating health. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif also arrived in London today to see his ailing sister-in-law.

Today, Maryam Nawaz took to Twitter and announced that her mother’s condition is unstable. “We have tried to talk to her but she is not responding,” Maryam said.

She also requested the nation to pray for quick recovery and health of Kulsoom Nawaz, while she also thanked Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for sending his best wishes for her mother’s speedy recovery.

Earlier on Sunday, it was reported by a private TV channel that Nawaz and his daughter would return to Pakistan from England on a flight scheduled on 8 pm.

The ARY News claimed Sharif and his daughter bought tickets of Qatar Airlines to fly back to Pakistan.

Nawaz Sharif is due to face a hearing in Islamabad accountability court on June 19.

Kulsoom underwent multiple surgeries last year to remove lymph nodes after she was diagnosed with throat cancer. In April, her medical reports indicated that her health had worsened after her throat cancer began to spread to the rest of her body. She was shifted to the intensive care unit of the London hospital on Thursday after her condition deteriorated further.

The 68-year-old is currently kept under close monitoring.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

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.

On Saturday, Euro 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 - 24 February 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 2.10 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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