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Anti-Rangers advertisement by Police official is a conspiracy against Karachi's peace: Spokesman

04:57 PM | 7 Oct, 2015
Anti-Rangers advertisement by Police official is a conspiracy against Karachi's peace: Spokesman
KARACHI (Staff Report) - The spokesman of Sindh Rangers on Wednesday termed the police advertisement against paramilitary force as a conspiracy against the peace of Karachi.

In a statement the spokesman said that allegations hurled against Sindh Rangers in the advertisement are completely false and baseless.

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It further added the advertisement by a police official is part of a propaganda campaign against Rangers to downplay the efforts of paramilitary force to restore the law and order situation in Karachi. The Rangers have been thoroughly investigating into the advertisement.

According to the spokesman Sindh Rangers reserve its right to take legal action against the advertisement.

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Earlier this day the Additional Inspector General (AIG) Karachi Mushtaq Mehar ordered an inquiry into controversial advertisements in Tuesday’s local newspapers apparently by police seeking masses support to identify Rangers officials allegedly behind kidnapping of six missing citizens.

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The advertisements appeared in various national newspapers read that the six missing persons had been taken away by unidentified Rangers personnel. The masses were urged in the ads to inform the DSP Orangi Town if they were aware of missing people’s whereabouts.

AIG Mehar said the ads were published without approval, adding that Sindh government’s information department assisted in publishing the ads.

He said cases were lodged against the Pakistan Rangers Sindh upon court orders. Summary of first information report (FIR) was attached with the letter sent to the newspapers for the advertisements.

Meanwhile taking notice of the matter, Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Sial has ordered a probe into it besides suspending the DSP Orangi Town.

In a telephonic conversation with Inspector General Sindh Police Ghulam Haider Jamali, the home minister directed him to launch a swift investigation regarding publishing of controversial advertisements.

Sial has also formed a three-member inquiry committee, headed by the DIG counter-terrorism department (CTD), which is directed to present a report on the issue within three days.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 April 2024

Pakistani currency continues to gain against US Dollar and other currencies on April 18, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.2 for buying and 280.3 for selling.

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

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.2 280.3
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25  345.65 
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25  75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.63 747.63
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.32 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.42 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.76

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