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Sheikh Rashid released from Adiala Jail after bail in May 9 case

02:52 PM | 10 Feb, 2024
Sheikh Rashid released from Adiala Jail after bail in May 9 case
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RAWALPINDI – Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed was released from the Adiala Jail after an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in garrison city of Rawalpindi granted bail to him in a case related to May 9 riots. 

The judge approved the bail against surety bonds worth Rs200,000. During the hearing, the trial court ordered the authorities to immediately release the AML chief if he was not wanted in any other case. 

The hearing was attended by Sheikh Rashid’s lawyer while no one appeared from prosecution side. The judge expressed resentment over absence of the prosecution lawyer. 

Talking to media outside the jail, the former interior minister said he could not run his election campaign due to his detention. 

Meanwhile, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Hanif Abbasi has defeated Sheikh Rashid in NA-56 during general election 2024 held on February 8.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

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

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

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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