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Imran Khan takes responsibility for '1971 post', distances himself from video

FIA grills PTI founding chairman for one hour in controversial 1971 war post

09:28 AM | 8 Jun, 2024
Imran Khan takes responsibility for '1971 post', distances himself from video
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ISLAMABAD – Former Prime Minister Imran Khan acknowledged approving contentious tweet comparing current political situation to the fall of Dhaka, the populist leader however distanced himself from viral video in post, for being 'unaware of its content'.

Last month, PTI supremo shared a montage on X, urging the nation to “study the Hamoodur Rahman Commission report” to understand “who was the true traitor, Gen Yahya Khan or Sheikh Mujibur Rahman”.

After a session at the accountability court at Adiala Jail, where Khan faces a £190 million corruption charge, he expressed regret for his past references to Mujib, admitting he hadn’t read the Hamoodur Rehman Commission Report at that time.

He stated that report highlighted two objectives: ensuring past mistakes were not repeated and assigning responsibility for the fall of Dhaka. He added that the commission held Gen Yahya accountable for the events leading to the loss of power.

He claimed that similar mistakes were being repeated in the country, causing the economy to verge on collapse. Khan also criticized the amendments to the accountability law by the PDM government, claiming they resulted in a Rs1,100 billion loss to the national exchequer, a loss the struggling country couldn't afford.

Referencing his acquittal in the cipher case, Khan stated that the FIA should apologize for falsely implicating him.

When asked if he would engage in talks with political parties as suggested by the Supreme Court, Khan replied negatively, stating he preferred negotiating with the actual power holders rather than “proxies”.

Responding to a journalist’s question about his previous criticism of PML-N President Nawaz Sharif’s references to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Hamoodur Rahman Commission report, Khan admitted that he had not read the report at that time but has since done so.

Regarding the controversial video on his X account, Khan questioned how he could have posted a video while in jail and stated that he couldn’t comment on it since he hadn't seen it.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 June 2024

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

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.7 917.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74

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