PTI's Naeemul Haq makes startling claims about PM Nawaz's heart surgery

Web Desk 12:17 PM | 25 Jul, 2016
PTI's Naeemul Haq makes startling claims about PM Nawaz's heart surgery
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf spokesperson, Naeemul Haq, on Sunday alleged that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had lied about undergoing open-heart surgery in London, casting further doubts on the premier's nearly 6-week long in the United Kingdom's capital last month.

In an interview with Dawn News, Haq said, "We have received lots of information from doctors in London. Nawaz Sharif lied about his illness and released a false statement from there [London]. There was no doctor's name and no open-heart surgery."

He was of the opinion that the premier wanted to hide his wrongdoings that were exposed by the Panama leaks, adding that the prime minister was the only danger to democracy.

When asked whether this was the PTI's official stance, Naeemul Haq said, "This is the case according to my knowledge."

However, when a PM House spokesperson was asked, he said the premier's office was not aware of Naeemul Haq's allegations and did not offer a comment on the matter.

Nawaz Sharif underwent open-heart surgery at a London hospital on May 31. The need for the surgery arose after the premier went through a cardiac procedure called Atrial Fibrillation Ablation in 2011, during which certain complications occurred resulting in perforation of heart, according to Maryam Nawaz, the premier's daughter.

Speculation has been rife in Pakistan as to whether the Prime Minister actually underwent as serious a procedure as he claims, or whether he simply used the surgery as an excuse to escape the pressure being exerted on him by the opposition in the wake of the Panama leaks, which was still a hot issue at the time.

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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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