Pakistan likely to let ex-PM Imran Khan go abroad but no return in politics for him anytime soon: report

10:14 AM | 19 Aug, 2023
Pakistan likely to let ex-PM Imran Khan go abroad but no return in politics for him anytime soon: report
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LAHORE – Pakistan’s embattled former Prime Minister Imran Khan will likely be given one time option to leave his homeland and settle abroad as all doors of politics have been closed on the former cricket star known for his populist politics.

A report in Daily Jang claimed that Khan, who has been disqualified from holding public office and was subsequently sentenced to prison in a graft case, will get a chance to exit Pakistan.

The report quoting reliable sources suggests that efforts are underway to create a new situation under which Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf will get a chance to participate in the upcoming national elections, however, there’s no room for its chief to return to mainstream politics.

The report further maintained that leaders of top parties will not be allowed to participate in the upcoming elections and that at a time when leaders of the former ruling Pakistan Muslim League (N) are calling for their leader Nawaz Sharif to become the next prime minister of the country.

Nawaz Sharif, who is living in the UK since he was allowed to leave Pakistan for medical treatment, is facing a plethora of legal and constitutional challenges in his way, and it will be apparently difficult for Nawaz to return to his homeland under current circumstances.

'No plans to travel abroad'

PTI chief, who is fighting for his political life, turned down claims that he was trying to escape homeland and clarified that he had no plan to move abroad.

As the South Asian has history of politicians absconding abroad after being convicted at home, Khan opposed all such rumors before getting detained. He was even added to the no-fly list by the former government along with his wife Bushra Bibi and dozens of party members.

Earlier, there were reports that PTI chief is seeking asylum in the US or he could flee to some other country amid settlement with country's establishment.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 2 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 2, 2024 (Saturday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 2, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 27.13 27.43
Swedish Korona SEK 314.07 316.57
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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