PTM's Manzoor Pashteen detained in Chaman

09:39 PM | 4 Dec, 2023
PTM's Manzoor Pashteen detained in Chaman

Manzoor Pashteen, the leader of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM), was taken into custody by the police on Monday in the Chaman district of Balochistan.

There were also reports of a shootout between Pashteen's security guards and the police.

According to the deputy commissioner, armed men who were with Pashteen refused to stop the car and opened fire on the police, Levies and Frontier Corps (FC) security officers who were conducting routine checks.

The officer disclosed that the PTM chief's vehicle's tyres were targeted by the troops in retaliation, and both he and the armed men were able to escape the area.

He further stated that a first information report (FIR) had been filed against Pashteen.

According to a statement released by the PTM, the party president was travelling to Quetta following a sit-in that the All Parties Tajir Mehnat Kash had arranged when his car was shot at close to the Chaman Press Club.

A spokeswoman for the party claimed that eight shots were fired at Pashteen's car, hurting one woman who is currently receiving medical attention in a hospital.

The party spokeswoman said that the party leader and his group went back to Chaman and surrendered themselves to the police.

The writer is a senior journalist who hosts a show on Dawn News and writes a weekly syndicated column on BBC Urdu.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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