Nawaz Sharif, Maryam may be allowed to live in London soon, claims Pakistani journalist

12:19 PM | 25 Jun, 2019
Nawaz Sharif, Maryam may be allowed to live in London soon, claims Pakistani journalist
LAHORE – Senior journalist, analyst Arif Nizami on Monday claimed that up to 70 percent deal has been processed to allow former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz to live in London.

While talking in a private news channel show, the veteran journalist said that Qatar may be able to broker a deal between the government and former premier leading to his release, adding that Qatar was previously involved in securing Nawaz’s release when former military dictator General (r) Pervez Musharraf arrested Nawaz following the 1999 coup and he was facing helicopter case, embezzlement and other corruption charges.

Arif Nizami claimed that some sources have told him that another deal on Nawaz is being processed as Emir of Qatar, during his visit to Pakistan, has announced $3 billion worth of new investments in Pakistan, in the form of deposits and direct investments, he said that Qatar may invest another $12 billion later on.

He said that Amir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is an old friend of Pakistan, adding that Qatar has played a pivotal role whenever there is any deal or release. When Musharraf came into power and detained Sharif, the emir of Qatar was involved to initiate the process for his release, he said.

He claimed that under the deal, Nawaz will be allowed to pay the fine to secure his release so that he and his daughter can live in England, while Shehbaz and Hamza will stay here to run the party affairs and face cases levelled against them.

Although Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed to give no amnesty to Nawaz, he said by adding that there have been many instances where the premier has taken U-turns and did not keep his promises, he said. The veteran analyst was of the view that it’s quite possible that Prime Minister Imran Khan may release Nawaz in the greater national interest.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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