Cricketers condemn assassination attempt on Imran Khan

02:01 PM | 4 Nov, 2022
Cricketers condemn assassination attempt on Imran Khan

The shocking news of an attempt to assassinate the former Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has shaken the nation to the core and angered those who show staunch support for the politician. Among the millions of people condemning the attack are Pakistani cricket players who have taken to Twitter to express their distress and sent prayers for Khan.

Khan was shot during a political rally in Wazirabad, Punjab. The 70-year-old was leading a march to the capital city to demand a fair general election. Khan was ousted as Prime Minister in April, having a no-confidence vote in parliament.

During the march, a gunman opened fire on the container where Khan was standing alongside his party officials.

Cricket players including Babar Azam, Hassan Ali, Imam ul Haq, and Shahid Afridi have voiced their opinion on the matter. 

Pakistani cricket team captain Babar Azam denounced the attack, saying “May Allah keep Kaptaan (Captain) safe and protect our beloved Pakistan.”

Former cricket star Wasim Akram said he was “deeply disturbed” after hearing the news. “Our prayers with Imran Khan and everyone there. We as a country must come together and not allow anyone to distort our national unity.”

Apart from celebrities and social media personalities, political leaders from all over the world have also condemned the attack, and prayed for Khan's recovery.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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