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US urges all parties to avoid violent protests as political tensions high in Pakistan

03:42 PM | 9 Nov, 2022
US urges all parties to avoid violent protests as political tensions high in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON – US state department spokesperson again expressed concerns over the assassination attempt on former prime minister Imran Khan as the country’s political tensions are at a tipping point.

In his press briefing, Ned Price said violence has no place in politics and he urged all politicians to settle disagreements peacefully. He urged parties to respect the rule of law and mentioned that Washington is concerned about violent incidents.

US state department spokesperson also committed to a democratic and peaceful Pakistan, saying we stand with the Pakistani people.

He also called for press freedom, adding that informed citizenry is key for any nation and its democratic future.

Earlier this month, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned Khan’s shooting and wished him a speedy recovery. In a statement, Blinken said there is no room for violence in politics.

Meanwhile, Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf announced to resume its long march against the government from Thursday.

Political tensions reached high in South Asian country in recent times as the capital braces for another long march.

PTI chief who survived the attack blamed Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and a senior intelligence official as people behind his attack. The outspoken politician also called on the chief justice to hold an independent inquiry into the incident.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 22, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.7 917.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74

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