'Get rid off the scourge of Imran Khan...': DG ISPR confronts tough question in crucial presser

04:29 PM | 10 Jul, 2018
'Get rid off the scourge of Imran Khan...': DG ISPR confronts tough question in crucial presser
RAWALPINDI - Major General Asif Ghafoor, the Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations, faced a barrage of questions in an 'important' presser addressed on Tuesday in connection with the upcoming elections.

As the official was outlining the efforts made by the armed forces for smooth elections, one of the journalists, Ahmed Mansoor, associated with Express-News pitched a harsh question directly questioning the credibility of the armed forces and their influence on the political landscape.

'Nawaz Sharif is politically over and so is the case with Asif Zardari, why not tackle this scourge Imran Khan as he will also not spare anyone,' asked the reporter in a reference to the Avenfield verdict and initiation of a probe against Asif Ali Zardari in the money laundering case.

Upon this, the military spokesperson did not give a point-blank answer and replied that ahead of every other electoral practice, politicians switch loyalties which is a routine practice.

He clarified that the elections were being held in a peaceful atmosphere as compared to 2013.

'We have gone thick skin,' observed the official.

'This is not the first time politicians are switching political parties. how is it possible that the decisions are made merely on the basis of a phone call,' he responded.

He continued that at the end of the day the voters are to decide the political future of the country adding that the masses should use their vote on their own.

'You should not cast aspirations about every other thing,' said the spokesperson.

The writer is a civil servant.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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