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PTI presidential candidate Mahmood Achakzai’s house raided in Quetta

09:32 AM | 4 Mar, 2024
PTI presidential candidate Mahmood Achakzai’s house raided in Quetta

A prevailing sense of despair lingers among members of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), as heavy-handedness by law enforcers and agencies continues unabated and now PTI presidential candidate Mahmood Achakzai’s residence in Quetta was raided on Sunday night.

The development comes days after Sunni Ittehad Council nominated Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party President Mehmood Khan Achakzai as their candidate for the top slot. 

The raid comes few days before the presidential election in which Achakzai is a candidate. Clips shared online show long line of vehicles entering Achakzai’s street at night.

Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party Secretary General Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal said it had been carried out presence of judge. He denounced raise as a ‘pressure tactic’ and said that the raid was carried out after Achakzai exposed electoral rigging.

The party announced protests against the raid at 3pm on Monday. Achakzai himself has not yet made a statement on the raid.

Politicians, and political leaders denounced raid on Achakzai's house, expressing outrage. Mengal stated that he strongly condemned the raid, which he believed indicated a lack of tolerance for the truth.

Omar Ayub Khan also condemned the incident, stating that such tactics were to be expected from the Shehbaz government. 

Earlier, Achakzai dialed his tirade against establishment, lamenting election rigging and interference.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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