Confusion in BJP over Burhan Wani's killing after another leader calls it an accident

11:28 AM | 1 Aug, 2016
Confusion in BJP over Burhan Wani's killing after another leader calls it an accident
NEW DELHI - Bhartia Janta Party's (BJP) ruling partner in the state of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti has said that slain pro-freedom fighter Burhan Wani could have been given a chance to escape, only a day after the deputy chief minister of Indian-held Kashmir also termed the killing an accident.

According to India's NDTV, BJP leader Nirmal Singh said "it was an accident," while responding to a question about the Indian operation which resulted in the death Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

"If we had known about the development earlier we would have taken some precautions prior to the operation," he went on to say.

However, just hours after his statement was aired on TV, the BJP leader retracted it and issued a new position. "The facts have been misinterpreted in the media reports," he said.

"I was asked about the state government’s failure on controlling the violence which took place after the operation which killed Wani. In my statement, I said precautions would have been taken so that violence would not have happened," he said in the statement.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 20 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 20, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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