Meeting with US ambassador: Omar Ayub confirms discussion on military courts, cases against PTI leaders

08:32 PM | 6 May, 2024
Meeting with US ambassador: Omar Ayub confirms discussion on military courts, cases against PTI leaders
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PTI Secretary General Omar Ayub Khan asserted on Monday that his party conveyed to the US ambassador their firm stance against any foreign interference in Pakistan's internal affairs.

This statement followed a meeting in the federal capital between a four-member PTI delegation and US envoy Donald Blome. PTI Chairman Gohar Ali Khan, Asad Qaiser and Raoof Hasan were part of the PTI delegation led by Omar. 

The PTI leader mentioned that the US ambassador, through the Foreign Office, had requested the meeting, with a political officer also in attendance.

After meeting with the US ambassador, Omar, also the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, stated that discussions included matters concerning military courts and cases against PTI leaders.

Omar informed the US ambassador about cases against female supporters and workers being tried in military courts, emphasizing the importance of rule of law and constitutional supremacy in Pakistan. He reiterated the PTI's stance that these are internal matters of Pakistan, emphasizing their desire for rule of law to attract investment.

Regarding the alleged "London" plan, wherein Khan claims an agreement was made to imprison him and absolve Nawaz Sharif of all charges, Omar stated that his party would not present their grievances to any foreign envoy, including the US.

However, he later mentioned that they did communicate their concerns to the US ambassador during the meeting.

Describing the meeting as positive, Omar clarified that discussions did not involve military bases. He also mentioned plans to meet Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman amidst ongoing opposition protests against the PML-N-led government.

In a statement, the US embassy confirmed the meeting between Ambassador Blome and PTI leader Ayub, highlighting the importance of economic reforms for Pakistan's future stability and security. Discussions also covered shared interests, opportunities, climate change initiatives, economic support, regional security, and human rights.

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Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 19, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Forex Rates 

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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