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Zulfi Bukhari shares DailyPakistan story in tweet to debunk ‘Pak-Israeli meeting’ claims

Receives apology from London-based Middle East Monitor over “false news”, based on Noor Dahri’s absurd revelations

11:02 PM | 25 Dec, 2020
Zulfi Bukhari shares DailyPakistan story in tweet to debunk ‘Pak-Israeli meeting’ claims

LAHORE – A London-based not-for-profit press monitoring organisation has issued apology for publishing a false report claiming that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s aide Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari visited Israel.

The apology by Middle East Monitor (MEM) follows the reports based on claims of Noor Dahri, the founder and executive director of UK based Islamic Theology of Counter-Terrorism (ITCT), who maintained that “a Pakistan delegation visited Tel Aviv for normalising ties”.

The MEM in the apology letter has clearly admitted publishing the false news. “We have removed the offending item,” it said in the letter, adding that it had been sourced from multiple foreign media organisations.

“We accept Mr Bukhari’s refutation of the claims made in the report and sincerely apologise for the inconvenience it has caused,” concluded the letter.

On Friday, the PM’s special aide took to Twitter to share the MEM’s apology letter, Dahri’s tweet and clarification by a Israeli minister.

“Hope all those "senior" anchors & journalists apologise as openly as they placed false accusations on me, based on "this" source. As a future course I’d suggest they check their “sources” before embarrassing themselves,” Bukhari wrote in the tweet.

He also shared the screenshots of stories in local media, including DailyPakistan, in which an Israeli minister himself rejected the reports of any Pakistani delegation visiting the Jewish state, as a sample for those who follow true standard of journalism.

Now, Dahri has also issued a clarification stating that Zulfi Bukhari was not in the delegations.

A statement from an Israeli cabinet member also helped debunking the claims that Islamabad is going to normalise ties with Tel Aviv.

Speaking to the Israeli news outlet Ynet TV, Regional Cooperation Minister OfirAkunishad acknowledged that there was a potential for two more countries to normalise ties with Israel. However, it clearly stated that these are not Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

Pakistan has categorically stated that it cannot accept Israel until a just solution to Palestine conflict.

The United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan became the first four Arab states in a quarter of a century to agree to formal links with Israel.

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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