Dictators bring 'fake development, artificial change': Saad Rafique

01:48 PM | 5 Aug, 2017
Dictators bring 'fake development, artificial change': Saad Rafique
ISLAMABAD - Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique on Friday lashed out at former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf for making a statement that dictators brought the country on track, but civilian government derailed it.

The minister says, "Dictators bring fake development and artificial change to the country," adding that Musharraf's policies had shaken the roots of Pakistan.

Pervez Musharraf is an abrogator of the Constitution and enemy of the public, Rafique comments.

"Now, there is no one to mourn the dictators as they have been forgotten by the nation," he said, adding that elected rulers have been remembered despite their mistakes.

The statement of Saad Rafique follows Musharraf's interview to BBC Urdu in which he claimed that dictators put Pakistan on a road leading to development, but civilians always ruined it.

Musharraf further claimed that all countries of Asia observed progress due to dictators. Endorsing his view point, he said that public did not care whether the country was being ruled by a civilian government, dictator or king, as all it wants was development and prosperity.

He added that military dictatorship always brought the country on track, pointing to the previous records of elected governments and military regimes.

“What is the benefit of holding elections and giving liberty if there is no property?” he questioned.

Musharraf held Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto responsible for breaking Pakistan and praised former dictator General (late) Ayub Khan for record development during his tenure of 10 years.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Sign up for Newsletter