I was victimised, asserts Nehal Hashmi after walking out of jail

04:46 PM | 28 Feb, 2018
I was victimised, asserts Nehal Hashmi after walking out of jail
ISLAMABAD - Nehal Hashmi, the former senator of ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz asserted on Wednesday that he was victimised, referring to the top court decision handed down earlier this month.

Talking to newsmen after he was released from the Adiala Jail, the PML-N leader expressed that he had appealed against the jail term, on the day it was announced, however, the case was not fixed for the hearing.

"This is the height of oppression, this is the state of this country," said Hashmi who was showered with rose petals.

Hashmi, who just completed the sentence awarded by the apex court regarding his anti-judiciary remarks alleged that the National Accountability Bureau was the most corrupt institution in the country.

He observed that the prisons were filled with 75-year-old men and people who needed by-pass surgery and those targeted by NAB.

Expressing his allegiance with the former Premier Nawaz Sharif, Hashmi declared that only the Almighty Allah could bar him from working under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif.

"Conspirers! you are not the handlers of my life and livelihood," noted the former legislator.

"Who are you holding accountable? And who are you anyway? I stand by what I said [earlier]," he vowed in a defiant tone.

To a query whether he was 'ashamed' of his statement that sent him behind bars, Hashmi declared that only a 'fraud, thief or a person who took undue advantage of power would be embarrassed'.

Let it be known that the Supreme Court had awarded one-month imprisonment to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Nehal Hashmi and disqualified him for five years in the contempt of court case, on February 1st.

The court in his verdict, also imposed a fine of Rs50,000 while the police took the former senator into custody and shifted him to jail.

The court ruled that Hashmi could not hold public office for five years according to Article 63(1)(g) of the Constitution.

A three-member bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justices Dost Mohammad and Maqbool Baqar announced the verdict, which was not unanimous as Justice Dost Mohammad wrote a dissenting note in the case.

The bench rejected his unconditional apology, which the senator has submitted to the court on Jan 24 through his counsel for his threatening speech against “those grilling” former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members.

Nehal Hashmi’s Outrageous Speech

In a video that went viral on the internet shows a disgruntled Senator  Nehal warning rivals and ‘some honourable officials associated with top institutions’ of dire consequences if they continued their concerns with the accountability of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

“Whoever is asking for accountability will retire tomorrow and we will deal with them,” insinuated Hashmi in a veiled threat to the top judiciary currently probing the ruling Sharif family in the backdrop of Panama papers.

“Those grilling… [be warned that] we will arrange the day of judgment for you.”

“You are making the life of the prime minister difficult. The Pakistani nation will make it difficult for you to live,” he added, without taking any names.


Pakistani rupee sees marginal decline against US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, & Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee witnessed marginal losses against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Wednesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.6 for selling and 288.65 for buying purposes.

Euro price stands at 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 360 for buying, and 363 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78.25 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 November 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.6  288.65 
Euro EUR 312  315 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 360  363
U.A.E Dirham AED 78.25  79
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.25 77.25
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 750.11 758.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.58 39.98
Danish Krone DKK 41.38 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.24 36.59
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.55 1.63
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 914.36 923.36
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 320.1 322.6
Thai Bhat THB 8.01 8.16

Gold rates see big increase in Pakistan; Check today gold price here

KARACHI – The gold price moved up down in the local market in line with massive increase in international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 29 November 2023

On Wednesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,000, and the price for 10-gram gold saw an increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,900.

Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,830, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,750 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,500.00.

In international market, the price of precious metal went up by $29 to settle at $2,044 per ounce.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Karachi PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Islamabad PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Peshawar PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Quetta PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Sialkot PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Attock PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Gujranwala PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Jehlum PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Multan PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Bahawalpur PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Gujrat PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Nawabshah PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Chakwal PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Hyderabad PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Nowshehra PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Sargodha PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Faisalabad PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Mirpur PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610


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