Imran Khan's arrest sparks fresh protests in US, UK, Canada and other countries

02:02 PM | 10 May, 2023
Imran Khan's arrest sparks fresh protests in US, UK, Canada and other countries
Source: social media

LONDON – Former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan was arrested on Tuesday in relation to a case involving fraud in a land deal, sparking protests across Pakistan and around the world including United States, United Kingdom, Canada and other countries.

As the country’s opposition leader will appear at an anti-graft tribunal today, his supporters have been staging violent protests in sensitive areas including the army’s headquarters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.

Besides the chaos in South Asian nation, protests erupted across the world where fans of cricketer-turned-politicians flexed muscles outside embassies and at famous landmarks to record their protest.

PTI also shared clips from New York, Washington, Dallas, Manchester, Chicago, London, Toronto, and other major metropolises across the globe.

In Britain, PTI UK leader Jahanzeb Khan is leading a protest organized by local leaders outside Pakistan High Commission.

Supporters of former ruling party also staged a protest in Dallas against the arrest, and demand the immediate release of the chairman PTI. #ReleaselmranKhan, and other hashtags appeared on social media where thousands of tweets are being shared.

A group of overseas Pakistanis gathered in Times Square New York to record their protest on the detention of former PM Imran Khan.

In Canada, PTI supporters flocked to Pakistan Consulate General to record their protest.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 23 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 23, 2024 (Friday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro comes down to 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 75.95 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.5 282.45
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.95 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.60 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.76 77.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.87
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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