Imran Khan faces charges of blasphemy for speaking against PSL

10:17 AM | 8 Mar, 2017
Imran Khan faces charges of blasphemy for speaking against PSL
PTI Chairman Imran Khan has been charged with 'Gustakh-e-PSL' in light of his comments regarding the calibre of foreign players that took part in the second edition of the tournament.

His comments addressed the fact that the Pakistan Super League was unable to attract top-rated international players for the final in Lahore and that the large amounts offered to mediocre players would create this level of excitement:

This tag of mediocrity (or 'phateechar') is clearly anti-state and a threat to a number of projects in Pakistan which not only includes PSL but also CPEC, PIA, PSO, MetroBus, Sui Gas and Benazir Income Support program. This is not the first time the PTI chief has taken aim at progress at the hands of the PML-N government and these comments signify a different kind of civil disobedience.

However this time, Khan’s comments have endangered not only the final held in Lahore but have succeeded in sabotaging the entire PSL (now how will we tell the Indians that our league is better than theirs?).

Moreover, it is clear that the foreign players that took part in the final were top class and that this anti-state rhetoric is illogical when one considers that apart from established international cricketers, PSL also attracted film stars such as Vin Diesel. Here is a picture of Mr Diesel among his many fans.

Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel

It is clear that the person that is truly worthy of the tag of ‘Phateechar’ is Imran Khan for his role in criticizing something that so many Pakistanis cherish.

Zeeshan Iftakhar is a student of Law at LUMS and a keen admirer of qeemay walay naan.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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