Imran Khan and Arvind Kejriwal: Surprising similarities in political journeys

08:03 PM | 8 Apr, 2024
Imran Khan and Arvind Kejriwal
Caption: Imran Khan and Arvind Kejriwal

In a surprising turn of events, two prominent political figures from rival nations, Imran Khan of Pakistan and Arvind Kejriwal of India, find themselves sharing not only similar circumstances but also parallel paths in their respective political journeys.

Imprisonment: Parallel Plights

Both Imran Khan and Arvind Kejriwal are currently behind bars in their respective countries. Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, and Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of New Delhi, are facing incarceration during critical junctures in their political careers.

Shared Origins: Anti-Corruption Crusaders Turned Politicians

Their journeys from outside the political establishment to positions of power are marked by their shared commitment against corruption and bringing about systemic change. Imran Khan, once a celebrated cricketer, founded the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, while Arvind Kejriwal rose to prominence through the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), both with a mission to cleanse the political system.

Political Threats: Challenging the Status Quo

Despite facing opposition from entrenched political elites, both leaders have emerged as significant threats to the established order, rallying support from disillusioned citizens and challenging traditional power structures.


Imran Khan and Arvind Kejriwal have endured imprisonment, setbacks, and political obstacles throughout their careers. However, their unwavering determination and resilience have endeared them to supporters and propelled their movements forward.

Vocal Leadership

While their outspokenness has garnered them widespread admiration, it has also subjected them to criticism and political backlash. Both leaders have faced challenges stemming from their vocal opposition to corruption and their refusal to compromise on their principles.

The imprisonment of Imran Khan and Arvind Kejriwal, two leaders from historically adversarial nations, highlights the unexpected parallels in their political journeys. Despite operating in vastly different geopolitical contexts, their shared commitment towards transformation transcends national boundaries.

As they navigate the challenges of imprisonment, their supporters remain steadfast in their belief that these leaders will emerge stronger, more determined, and more resolute in their quest for a better, more just society.

This convergence of destinies serves as a powerful reminder of the universal struggles and triumphs of striving for political change, no matter the location or beliefs.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

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

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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