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Balochistan's Hindu leader meets Nawaz Sharif

Santosh Kumar Bugti congratulates former PM on the apology given to him by Kaveh Moussavi over false allegations of corruption

07:35 AM | 25 Mar, 2022
Balochistan's Hindu leader meets Nawaz Sharif

LONDON – Prominent Hindu community leader from Balochistan Santosh Kumar Bugti is all praise for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif "for his efforts to empower the religious minority communities of Pakistan."

Santosh Kumar Bugti, who has served as minority Member of Provincial Balochistan Assembly, was speaking to Pakistani media after holding talks with the former prime minister at his son Hasan Nawaz Sharif’s office here near Hyde Park on Thursday. 

Santosh Kumar Bugti, who is visiting London to meet Nawaz Sharif and former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, said he discussed the latest situation of the country with the former premier and conveyed best wishes of the minority Hindu community to Nawaz Sharif.

Under Nawaz Sharif’s government, he said, not only Pakistan had seen a lot of economic progress but there was a significant improvement in the lives of minority communities who were empowered in terms of human rights, employment and equal opportunities. 

Kumar said that in 2014, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) revoked his membership as Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) minority Member of Provincial Assembly after a reference against him was filed by the then PML-N Balochistan chief Sardar Sanaullah Zehri but Nawaz Sharif came to his help when he became aware of the situation. Kumar later won case at the Supreme Court of Pakistan and got reinstated.

The former MPA said he congratulated Nawaz Sharif on the apology given to him by Kaveh Moussavi, the CEO of assets recovery firm Broadsheet, over the false allegations of corruption levelled against Mr Sharif for over two decades. 

“Kaveh Moussavi has offered an unequivocal apology to Nawaz Sharif. After 22 years of witch-hunting in the name of accountability, Kaveh Moussavi has declared Nawaz Sharif as Sadiq and Ameen by declaring that his assets recovery firm had not found a scintilla of corruption evidence against him, not a Rupee. This is a landmark vindication of Nawaz Sharif and this shows how he was targeted on completely false grounds. I congratulated Nawaz Sharif and told him that his millions of supporters always had trust in him,” he added.

Mujtaba Ali Shah is Daily Pakistan's UK Bureau Chief and Reporter. He reports regularly on Pakistani community news reports from London. He writes for the Daily Pakistan news and reports for the digital properties of Daily Pakistan. He has previously worked as reporter for Geo News, Daily Jang, Neo News and Ausaf Newspaper. He can be reached at


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 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 - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
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 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
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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