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Dissent Pakistani journalist Imran Riaz Khan nominated for Human Rights Award

02:15 PM | 10 Dec, 2023
Dissent Pakistani journalist Imran Riaz Khan nominated for Human Rights Award
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Pakistani TV show host and YouTuber Imran Riaz Khan went missing for more than four months, and he returned home in September. In light of his sufferings, the former Takrar host has been nominated for the Human Rights Award.

Imran Riaz, a staunch supporter of former prime minister and a known critic of PDM alliance, lost 22 kilograms, during his detention. He is undergoing recovery, and restoration as the journalist is facing difficulty in speaking.

For being a symbol of dissent amid the difficult times, the Human Rights Council of Pakistan has picked Imran for Human Rights Award (2023), it said in a social media post.

Press freedom remained under stringent censorship in Pakistan as journalists bore the brunt of speaking against those in power. The country of 240 million that is facing political crisis and economic turmoil has a history of periods of relative openness interspersed with harsh restrictions on press freedom.

Imran Riaz was arrested amid a nationwide crackdown on Imran Khan's supporters after they allehedly attacked civil, and military properties in different parts of Pakistan during anti-government protests in May this year.

He is known for his bold, candid interviews of the most controversial figures in Pakistan. He covered major national and international events like the 9/11 attacks, the War on Terror, the 2006 military coup in Thailand, and the Gaza war.

Besides his work in mainstream media, Imran started his own YouTube channel called Imran Riaz Khan in the year 2020. Within the shortest timespan, his YouTube channel quickly became one of the most watched in Pakistan with more than 3.32 million subscribers.

Imran Riaz Khan is widely respected for his hard-hitting interviewing style. He has interviewed a number of high-profile figures, including former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and military officers of Pak Army.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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