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Imran calls on Supreme Court to take notice of extra-judicial killings

10:46 PM | 9 Feb, 2018
Imran calls on Supreme Court to take notice of extra-judicial killings
LODHRAN - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Friday demanded the formation of the judicial commission to investigate the extra-judicial killings the country, particularly after the arrest of notorious former policeman Abid Boxer.

Addressing a political rally ahead of the by-elections in Lodhran, the PTI chief called on the Supreme Court to take notice of the extra-judicial killings and form a judicial commission to investigate the matter.

Referring to the arrest of former sub-inspector Abid Boxer who has allegedly confessed to a string of encounters and made startling revelations that there conducted on the behest of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the PTI chief questioned how institutions can function if instructed to kill people.

He said that Abid Boxer has confessed to killing two brothers on the directives of Shahbaz Sharif, while a youth named Mudassir was killed in Kasur on suspicion of criminal assault.

“During Shehbaz Sharif’s reign, 870 people were killed. In Kasur, police has killed 137 people,” he alleged and questioned how the police can function if involved in the extra-judicial killing of people.

Therefore, he called on the Chief Justice of Pakistan to form a judicial commission to investigate the extra-judicial killings in the country.

“If the chief minister breaks the law, then the police will also break the law,” he said adding the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak never instructed to kill anyone, and the police in the province was working independently.

Reminding that every ruler has a downfall, Imran Khan said that after former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif it was now time for Shahbaz Sharif to face the consequences. “If the chief minister is involved in any wrongdoing, then no body will be ever held accountable.”

Imran Khan said that he has struggled against the corrupt ‘mafia’ since over two decades. “This is not politics, this is jihad,” he said that the current government has massively indebted the nation which will have to be paid by the people.

He called on the people to support Ali Tareen, the son of former PTI General Secretary Jehangir Khan Tareen, in the upcoming by-elections.

The writer is a staff member. He has been affiliated with Pakistan's leading English newspapers and worked as News Producer at FM 107.4. Death (as...he believes...life is a station, and death is a longest journey from seen to unseen world), Rain, and winter's Full Moon 'Jarray ki Chandani' always fascinate him too much.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73

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