US lawmaker Ilhan Omar voices concerns over crackdown on PTI ahead of elections

10:42 AM | 5 Feb, 2024
US lawmaker Ilhan Omar voices concerns over crackdown on PTI ahead of elections
Source: social media

Ilhan Omar, a Muslim US representative, has expressed concerns about repression ahead of Pakistan's general elections, as crackdown against opposition political leaders rises.

Amid concerns about human rights, a lingering atmosphere of despondency pervades within Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), as manifestations of heavy-handedness persist with the continued arrests of candidates.

Days before elections, US Representative Ilhan Omar called for free and fair polls in South Asian nation as she expressed concerns over the crackdown on leading party.

In a social media post, she said there can’t be free and fair elections when one of the opposition parties has been criminalized, sharing a news report.

The American politician visited Pakistan in mid-2022, and met PTI founder Imran Khan, President Alvi and other government members.

She also called on then-Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and underscored long-standing ties of Islamabad and Washington.

Earlier, several democrats in House of Representatives called on the State Department to conduct a probe into human rights abuses inside Pakistan.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
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 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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