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'Army officer' hurls abuses, threats at traffic warden in Islamabad for stopping him during VVIP movement

02:32 PM | 9 Mar, 2023
'Army officer' hurls abuses, threats at traffic warden in Islamabad for stopping him during VVIP movement
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ISLAMABAD – A clip of a man hurling threats at a traffic warden in Pakistani capital sent the internet into a frenzy, triggering strong reaction from social media users and activists who are done with elite capture.

The clip shows sight from a fuel station where a man sitting in a white saloon car gets furious after being restricted to drive on road due to a VIP movement – a regular routine in Pakistan where roads get blocked for the movement of ministers and state guests.

As the man is not allowed to take the road, he quickly loses his cool while the warden films him as he abuses the on-duty officer, threatening him with dire consequences. As another warden tried to calm down the furious man he scolds him too. "I am not Pyaray Bhai, my name is Major Umar, and I’m from Corps headquarters," he tells the other warden while coming out of his car.

"Keep your mouth shut, you third-class man," he yells and threatens to smash the cop’s face inside the police station. The traffic warden continues to film him while responding to his threats and verbal abuses without backing off.

A senior officer of Traffic police rushes to the site just before the video ends. It soon went viral, flooding the social media with satirical comments.

There is yet no information about the man in the video available.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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