Imran Khan vows to move SC over LNG deal after Panama case verdict

Haider Ali 05:16 PM | 24 Mar, 2017
Imran Khan vows to move SC over LNG deal after Panama case verdict
LAHORE - Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan on Friday vowed to move supreme court over the LNG deal inked by the government with Qatar after Panama case.

Khan who landed in Lahore for a single day tour talked to newsmen and expressed that after the Panama verdict, he would file a petition seeking a probe into multi-billion dollar liquefied natural gas deal.

He expressed that the whole nation was eagerly waiting for verdict regarding the Panam case as it would unfold a new era for Pakistan. He maintained that it was for the first time in history that a powerful class in Pakistan was being held accountable.

The cricketer-turned-politician claimed that the Qatari letter was brought to save the skin of Nawaz Sharif for his money laundering. He noted that the original money laundering was the confessional statement of finance minister Ishaq Dar.

The legislator said that Saeed Ahmed had mentioned Ishaq Dar for money laundering but the government has made him chairman of National bank. He showed concerns as to how state bank gave go ahead for appointment of Saeed Ahmed as chairman National Bank of Pakistan.

To a question regarding the shocking disclosures by former ambassador to US, Hussain Haqqani, Imran opined that Haqqani disclosed what was already known.

'Panama, Memo gate and Dawn Leaks were one and the same thing' said Imran Khan.

The lawmaker alleged that the ruling elite conveyed messages to India and America that Pakistan Army was not on board with them but publically claimed that civilians and military were on the same page.

Regarding Asif Zardari's threat to chairman NAB, PTI supremo expressed that when NAB could not initiate proceedings against Ishaq Dar, how could it launch investigations against Asif Ali Zardari as NAB chairman was appointed after joint nod of Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


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 February 7, 2022 (Tuesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279 282
Euro EUR 296.67 297.26
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.71 332.41
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.21 73.51
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.72
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.43
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.19
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.42
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – The gold price in Pakistan dropped by Rs4,300 per tola to reach Rs200,000 on Tuesday as it lost ground on second consecutive day after witnessing mostly bullish trend last week.

As per the All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA), the price of 10 grams of 24 carats gold decreased by Rs3,686 to settle at Rs171,468.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity dropped by $1 to reach $1,869 per ounce.

Meanwhile, silver prices in the domestic market slumped by Rs20 per tola and Rs17.14 per 10 grams to reach at Rs2,230 and Rs1,911, respectively.


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