Gullu Butt 'hugs' Tahirul Qadri at Supreme Court (VIDEO)

04:47 PM | 5 Dec, 2018
Gullu Butt 'hugs' Tahirul Qadri at Supreme Court (VIDEO)

ISLAMABAD – Gullu Butt, the infamous baton-wielding man caught vandalising property during violence in Model Town in 2014, approached Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri to hug him at the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Shahid Aziz, alias Gullu Butt, tried to shake Dr Qadri’s hands and hug him when the latter arrived at the court for the Model Town case hearing but the PAT leader did not exchange the same courteous gesture until security officials intervened and pulled Butt away.

Meanwhile, the top court wrapped up the Model Town case and directed the Punjab government to constitute a new Joint Investigation Team (JIT). The directive was made as a larger bench of the top court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, resumed hearing of a suo motu case over the matter.

Gullu Butt was accused of rowdyism, obstructing public servants in discharge of official duties, and smashing private vehicles with a club outside Minhajul Quran Secretariat in Model Town on June 17, 2014 when a heavy police contingent was engaged with protesting workers of Dr Tahirul Qadri.

He was sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison by an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Oct 30, 2014 under five sections of laws and fined Rs100,000. But, he was released from Kot Lakhpat jail in March last year after the LHC set aside his term under Section 7 of the ATA and Butt had completed his maximum imprisonment of two years under the PPC.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 14 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 14, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25  303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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