Former PTI lawmaker 'barred' from boarding Hajj flight

05:41 PM | 10 Jun, 2023
Former PTI lawmaker 'barred' from boarding Hajj flight
Source: A screengrab of Twitter video

KARACHI – A former lawmaker of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Uzma Riaz Jadoon, claimed that she and her husband were barred by authorities at the airport from boarding a flight to go to Saudi Arabia for performing Hajj.

In a video statement shared by the PTI, which is facing crackdown following the May 9 violence, on Twitter, she said when they reached they reached the airport, the immigration officials stopped them from taking the flight.

“We were told that our names are placed in the stop list,” Jadoon said while lashing out at the “imported government” for touching the new low.

She said they had applied for the Hajj under government scheme far before the May 9 incidents, adding that the government should not stop the people form performing religious rituals.

Jadoon said she was not nominated in any case, adding that she was unable to stand why her name had been placed on the stop list.

Last month, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) put the names of former prime minister Imran Khan, his wife Bushra Bibi and several other party leaders on the no-fly list following the May 9 incidents.

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US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 20 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 20, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.85 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.70.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.85 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.7 74.42
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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