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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.


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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