Trump says Imran Khan spent a week in silence after US killed Iran's General Soleimani

09:52 PM | 7 Nov, 2023
Trump says Imran Khan spent a week in silence after US killed Iran's General Soleimani
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Former US president Donald Trump on Tuesday came up with new revelations about the killing of Iran's General Qassem Soleimani in 2020.

The US killed Iran's General Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike in 2020, just before COVID-19 took over the world.

According to Trump, Imran Khan, the then prime minister of Pakistan, "rejoiced" at the Iranian general's murder.

Speaking at a rally, Trump said, "There was a Khan, a great cricket player, he became the head of Pakistan, he said it was the single biggest thing I can ever remember happening in my life when Soleimani was killed."

He quoted Khan as saying, "I left my office, I walked to my home, I stayed in my home in solitude for one week. It was the biggest event that ever happened to me."

Trump further said Khan was the "biggest cricket player. That’s like being a great NFL player or a great baseball player. He was said to be just about the best handsome guy. He became the boss, Pakistan.''

Trump was speaking at a political rally in Houston, Texas, which is home to a sizable Pakistani community.

Trump's assertion that Imran Khan withdrew into isolation, however, doesn't seem to be accurate. The very next day, journalist Omar Warraich noted in an X post, Khan spoke at a rally in his hometown of Mianwali, but he made no mention of Soleimani's murder.

On January 3, 2020, an American drone attack in Baghdad killed Qasem Soleimani. Soleimani was regarded as the second most influential person in Iran after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and he was the nation's most powerful commander.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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