London or Pakistan? Nawaz Sharif's return plan still shrouded in mystery

11:35 AM | 25 Oct, 2017
London or Pakistan? Nawaz Sharif's return plan still shrouded in mystery
RIYADH - Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's return plan to Pakistan is still shrouded in mystery as conflicting reports are emerging whether the PML-N president would head to London or Pakistan to face the pending cases.

Sharif, who performed Umrah in Saudi Arabia along with his mother, was poised to return to Pakistan on October 24 ahead of his scheduled appearance before the accountability court in corruption references. However a snapshot of the ticket recently surfaced online that suggests that he would be arriving in Pakistan on January 7th.

The ticket shows that his personal secretary Haneef Khan would also be accompanying him on PIA flight number PK-758 from London's Heathrow airport.

As soon as the ticket went viral over the internet, the elder son of Nawaz Sharif, Hassan Nawaz contradicted the claims that Nawaz Sharif would be arriving in London clarifying that the former premier would directly embark on Pakistan journey from Saudi Arabia today (Wednesday).

"Nawaz Sharif would be appearing before the accountability court upon his return," added Hassan Nawaz.

It bears mentioning that an accountability court in Paksitan had indicted the former prime minister in three corruption references filed by National Accountability Bureau last week.

Sharif, who appeared for the first time before the accountability court on September 26, headed to London on October 5th to inquire after his Lymphoma-suffering wife Kulsoom Nawaz.

The accountability court in Islamabad would resume hearing references against the PML-N president on Thursday but its still unknown whether the elder Sharif would show up or not.

The writer is a civil servant.


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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