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KP Police deny PTI Vice President Sher Afzal Marwat's arrest

08:53 PM | 8 Dec, 2023
KP Police deny PTI Vice President Sher Afzal Marwat's arrest
Source: Twitter

SWABI – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police on Friday denied that they have arrested Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice President Sher Afzal Khan Marwat, who is also a key member of PTI founder Imran Khan's legal team.

According to initial reports, Marwat was taken into custody in Chakdara, a city located in the Lower Dir District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The Malakand deputy inspector general of police said the force had not arrested Marwat.

Messages shared on Marwat's official X handle also confirmed that he was safe and he had been shifted to a safe place. According to one of these messages, Marwat would participate in the PTI workers convention in Bajaur in any case on Saturday. 

However, it wasn't immediately clear if Marwat's X account was actually being operated by him and his team or someone else. 

The outspoken lawmaker was previously charged with using social media to incite protests against government institutions.

In response to his apprehension, PTI referred to it as abduction. PTI claims that these pressure methods are ineffective and wants Marwat's immediate release in a social media post.

It further demanded that attempts at pre-election rigging be promptly put to an end and called on Pakistan's Chief Justice to look into the "unlawful arrest."

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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