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Imran Khan backs Pakistan Army's top brass' statement on May 9 probe

09:49 PM | 6 Mar, 2024
Imran Khan backs Pakistan Army's top brass' statement on May 9 probe

RAWALPINDI – Imprisoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan has voiced support for a recent statement issued by the Pakistan Army’s leadership regarding an investigation into the violent incidents of May 9, stating that his party holds no hostility towards the military.

The Corps Commanders’ Conference (CCC), presided over by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir, pledged to ensure the prosecution of those responsible for the May 9 attacks, including planners, instigators, abettors, perpetrators, and desecrators of martyrs’ monuments, as well as attackers of military installations.

The May 9 attacks erupted following Imran Khan’s arrest in a corruption case last year, leading to violent protests.

During an informal exchange with journalists at Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, the former prime minister affirmed his support for the CCC’s declaration, emphasizing the necessity of holding accountable those involved in the May 9 incidents.

Khan called for a comprehensive inquiry into the violent attacks and suggested the formation of a commission to investigate the events of May 9.

He clarified to reporters that his party is not anti-military and does not seek confrontation with the armed forces.

Addressing concerns about reserved seats, Khan criticized the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for denying PTI reserved seats for women and minorities, labeling the decision unjust to PTI’s female workers. He also accused the ECP of widespread rigging in the February 8 general elections.

The PTI leader announced plans for a peaceful protest against election rigging on March 10, asserting the democratic right of every party to engage in peaceful demonstrations.

Responding to another query, Imran Khan highlighted the dire state of the country’s finances, with 70% of revenue allocated to servicing interest and debt. He disclosed writing to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to request an audit of the February 8 polls before granting loans to Islamabad, stressing the importance of economic stability tied to political stability.

In other developments, PTI Chairman Barrister Gohar Ali Khan revealed that Imran Khan had nominated Omar Ayub as a candidate for the Leader of the Opposition position in the National Assembly. PTI intends to challenge the issue of reserved seats in the Sindh and Peshawar high courts, with hopes of a resolution in accordance with the law and the Constitution.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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