LHC orders release of PTI leaders including Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Asad Umar held in 'Jail Bharo' drive

08:05 PM | 3 Mar, 2023
LHC orders release of PTI leaders including Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Asad Umar held in 'Jail Bharo' drive
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LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday ordered the release of PTI leaders and workers, who were detained the court arrest drive of their party.

Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh issued the order on a petition filed by PTI Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry. The judge suspended the detention order by the government and ordered their release.

Last week, PTI leaders, including Shah Mahmood Qureahi, Asad Umar, Azam Swati, and workers courted arrest as part of the party’s “Jail Bharo” movement to put pressure on the government for elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Later, the political leaders were shifted to jails in different cities across the Punjab for 30 days under 3 MPO.

However, Imran Khan on Wednesday announced to suspend the movement after the Supreme Court ordered that provincial elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa must be held within 90 days of the dissolution of the assemblies.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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