JUI-F chief Fazl says no change in demand for fresh elections

11:06 PM | 5 Nov, 2019
JUI-F chief Fazl says no change in demand for fresh elections

ISLAMABAD - Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman has urged the government to announce fresh elections in the country if it wants to resolve the issues with opposition. 

Addressing the participants of the so-called Azadi March sit-in, which is continued in the federal capital since Oct 31, the JUI-F chief said: We reject the government's recommendation to establish a judicial commission to investigate rigging in the 2018 general elections". He maintained his demand for new elections in the country. 

"Now it is up to you how sooner you decided on holding the election," Rahman stated his while speaking on the behalf of the opposition parties. 

The JUI-F head also highlighted the issues of missing persons, saying "So many people have been picked up citing accusations of terrorism and remain missing today".

"Does any institution have the right to arrest someone on mere suspicion?"

He went on to say that if the picked people are criminal, they should be brought before the court for legal proceedings against them. 

Talking about the ongoing accountability, he said that revenge in the guise of accountability will not be tolerated. 

The fears of accountability have brought the bureaucracy's functioning to a standstill as they are afraid of even signing a project.

The ‘Azadi’ March caravan, which set off from Sindh, had reached Islamabad on October 31 to topple the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

However, the premier has hinted at accepting all demands of the protesters in accordance with the Constitution but refused to tender resignation. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

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.

On Saturday, Euro 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 - 24 February 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


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