LONDON – Former prime minister Shehbaz Sharif has confirmed that his brother Nawaz Sharif will return to Pakistan in October.
''You are all aware that Nawaz Sharif's name was missing from the infamous Panama Papers. Through a conspiracy, he was brought into the inquiry, but no action was done against other individuals whose names were truly listed in the Panama papers,'' Shehbaz said while talking to reporters alongside his brother in London on Friday.
''There is no second opinion that Nawaz Sharif would go to Pakistan and face the law,'' he added.
The PML-N president, to a question about whether "current and former judges" would face punishment, said that real accountability is the need of the hour and should be implemented on a broad scale ''Pakistan cannot advance without it.''
Shehbaz said that his party has dissolved legislatures in accordance with the "spirit of the Constitution".
"Thereafter, it is the chief election commissioner's duty under the law and the constitution to conduct elections. On the orders of Mian Nawaz Sharif, our party met with the Election Commission today.
"And it is certain that as a political party, we will fully facilitate the ECP for free, fair, and transparent elections," he continued.
Shehbaz also criticised the PTI for bringing "fake cases" against him and his older brother, saying that their political victimisation became public after the courts gave them a clean chits.
"Now Mian Sahib will come to Pakistan in October and lead the election campaign," he continued.
Shehbaz also criticised a sitting Supreme Court justice for showing what he perceived as excessive care for Imran Khan, the leader of the PTI, but not for his brother or niece.
Meanwhile, PML-N leaders said that Sharif's return has been planned for October 15.
Pakistani rupee remained stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Friday.
On Friday, the US dollar remained stable and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.
Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.41||36.71|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.54||176.54|
Gold price in Pakistan increased as the yellow metal witnessed an upward trend in the international market.
On Friday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,400 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,390.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate is Rs163,050 each tola.
In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Friday.
Today Gold Price in Pakistan (8 December 2023)
|Lahore||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Karachi||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Quetta||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Attock||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Multan||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|