Islamabad Police issues warning ahead of PTI's nationwide protests on May 9

11:02 AM | 8 May, 2024
Islamabad Police issues warning ahead of PTI's nationwide protests on May 9
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RAWALPINDI – Islamabad Police have issued stern warning against political activists attempting to engage in unlawful activities on May 9, saying that strict action will be taken against those who violate section 144. 

The capital administrations said no protests or rallies will be permitted in metropolis without prior permission amid Section 144 in effect that restrict all sort of gatherings.

The announcement follows reports of PTI and some other groups planning protests in capital on May 9. In response, the government has banned all public gatherings in the city to maintain peace and prevent violence.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has declared a nationwide protest on May 9, following a significant meeting of party members. PTI General Secretary Omar Ayub assured a peaceful and comprehensive protest across Pakistan during a parliamentary party meeting at the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa House in Islamabad.

During the meeting, Opposition Leader Omar Ayub highlighted the party's resilience, acknowledging the challenges faced by PTI members, including arrests. He reiterated PTI founder Imran Khan's message of perseverance and praised the party's workers for their steadfastness.

May 9 Riots

Last year  on May 9, Pakistan saw deadly riots after arrest of former prime minister Imran Khan. The protests by PTI supporters turned violent, causing significant damage to government and military installations.

The caretaker setup and armed forced then responded with a crackdown, including a mobile internet blockade and arrests of PTI leaders, workers, and perceived allies in the media and legal fields. 

Khan, who remained in jail since August last year, was held on May 9, 2023, with the government accusing him of masterminding the violence.

PTI protests led to arson, vandalism, and assaults on government and military facilities. Anti-terrorism legislation was used, and prosecutions were filed against rioters, with police firing live ammunition, resulting in several deaths.

Hundreds of PTI activists were then held, including party leaders. Trials of civilians were started that drew flak for lack of transparency and human rights violations.

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Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 19, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Forex Rates 

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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