Gen Raheel Sharif didn't invite me to Defence Day ceremony, says Pervez Musharraf

03:06 PM | 7 Oct, 2015
Gen Raheel Sharif didn't invite me to Defence Day ceremony, says Pervez Musharraf
KARACHI (Staff Report) - Former military ruler General (retired) Pervez Musharraf has disclosed that incumbent Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif had not invited him to the central ceremony on Defence Day celebrations held on September 6 this year.

Other former army chiefs including Ashfaq Pervez Kiyani and Aslam Baig were invited to the ceremony.

In a recent interview the former army general was seen saying "neither they invited me to the ceremony nor I went there."

However while commenting about the performance of General Raheel Sharif he said the army chief has attained extraordinary popularity in return of his remarkable services and he has become a ray of hope for the people of Pakistan.

When the anchor asked him to explain why did he demand an extension for General Raheel Sharif, Musharraf said I did not demand another tenure for the COAS but it was a simple comment that I made during an interview.

It is also pertinent to be mentioned here that Pervez Musharraf is currently being tried in a special court for the charges of high treason.

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.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

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

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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