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Govt refuses to divulge information on gifts received by PM Imran from world leaders

03:20 PM | 20 Sep, 2021
Govt refuses to divulge information on gifts received by PM Imran from world leaders

ISLAMABAD – The federal government has declined to share information about the gifts received by Prime Minister Imran Khan and challenged the matter in Islamabad High court saying such disclosure may damage the interests of Pakistan and are 'classified'.

The government officials said the gifts were exchanged between the heads of the states, give a personal touch to inter-state relations, and are classified adding that disclosure will create unwanted media hype.

Following the orders of the Information Commission, the government has moved to Islamabad High Court while the court has adjourned the hearing for two weeks after it issued notices to all Pakistan Information Commission and the citizen.

Meanwhile, Assistant Attorney General Attique ur Rehman Siddiqui also appeared before the court.

The development is not the first of its kind as the previous setup also declined to share information with the Parliament’s upper house about Pakistani dignitaries who received gifts during their official visits abroad.

The former authorities also cited the same reason that the disclosure may create media hype and be potentially damage the interests of Pakistan in the conduct of world relations.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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