"Boss meinay aap ko bola kya hai?" Ex-PM files appeal with the Supreme Court

01:03 PM | 18 Aug, 2017
PMLN ex-chief Mian Nawaz Sharif has filed an appeal with the Supreme Court, asking the ever relevant question: "Boss, mene aap ko bola kya hai?"

While the former prime minister is often criticized for not identifying with the general public, his response to his disqualification is one that any Pakistani turns to when facing a lack of meritorious argument. His contention seems to be that the apex court was unnecessarily quick to pull the trimmer (to those who would like to maintain that a trimmer would rarely be effective on someone so hairless Mian Sb, I find it important to point out that the abovementioned trimmer is of the metaphorical variety).

The N league chief is notorious for asking the right questions at the wrong time and this question is surely one that would better serve if it were addressed to Ayesha Gulalai from Imran Khan. It is safe to say that the entire nation eagerly awaits the revelation of what it was exactly that Imran Khan said to the lady (especially so, considering a parliamentary committee has been made for the purpose).

Regardless, it is Nawaz Sharif and not a sleazy Imran Khan with short-term memory loss who has asked what he has done that was so wrong. Some will say corruption, others will allege money-laundering but I will never forgive them for making PPP look good; watching Zardari talk about transparency is perhaps too much for an average Pakistani to take.

This move to appeal the decision of the SC has been interpreted in a number of ways, with some critics even going to the length of claiming that this is a deliberate attempt to divert the nation’s attention from the mess that was the GT Road march. If that is indeed the case, it will be prudent to remind (the self-proclaimed 'people's champion') Mian Sb that it will take more than a couple of court appeals to remove the following image of Khwaja Saad Rafique from our minds:

He may be the minister for railways, but wearing a P cap backwards makes him look like a WAPDA employee. Clearly his hat game is not as strong as that of Shahbaz Sharif.

Zeeshan Iftakhar is a student of Law at LUMS and a keen admirer of qeemay walay naan.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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