Army Chief's pardon let 20 May 9 convicts release before Eid

10:38 AM | 9 Apr, 2024
Army Chief's pardon let 20 May 9 convicts release before Eid

RAWALPINDI – At least 20 convicts of May 9 attacks have been released ahead of Eid, after a special pardon by Chief of Army Staff Gen Asim Munir. 

May 9 was one of darkest days in country's history when fierce protests erupted across Pakistan, some of which gripped armed forces property and installations.

The charged protesters stormed the residence of corps commander and laid siege to a gate of the GHQ in garrison city of Rawalpindi.

COAS Asim Munir however granted special pardon to 20 convicts involved in the May 9 riots, leading to their release, Attorney General Usman Awan said in his report to Supreme Court regarding the release of these individuals, who were sentenced to one year of imprisonment by military courts. 

AGP also mentioned that the army holds custody of over 100 accused, an increase from the previous count, and the court requested a comprehensive list of all accused.

Last year, a bench of Supreme Court led by Justice Amin-ud-Din Khan allowed military courts to resume trials, resulting in sentences for lesser punishments.


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Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 19 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 19, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 278.9 for buying and 280.8 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 278.9 280.8
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.4 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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