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FC, Rangers troops to protect National Assembly during no-trust vote against PM Imran

02:50 PM | 11 Mar, 2022
FC, Rangers troops to protect National Assembly during no-trust vote against PM Imran
Source: @ShkhRasheed (Twitter)

ISLAMABAD – Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said on Friday the security of the National Assembly and residential lodges of legislators will be handed over to the Rangers and Frontier Constabulary (FC) as a parliament session is going to be called for vote on no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan. 

Earlier this week, a delegation of opposition lawmakers, including Rana Sanaullah, Ayaz Sadiq, Shazia Marri and Marriyum Aurangzeb, submitted the motion to the NA speaker secretariat. The speaker, under the Constitution, is bound to soon convene National Assembly session. 

The decision of beefing up security of the National Assembly and official lodges comes after an untoward incident occurred at Parliament Lodges Thursday night. Islamabad police launched an operation inside the lodges against the illegal presence of JUI-F supporters, who belonged to JUI-F’s Ansal-ul-Islam force.

Following the police operation in which two JUI-F lawmakers and several workers were arrested, party chief Fazlur Rahamn announced countrywide strike. However, he called off the strike until Friday morning, demanding release of his party workers. 

Later, Islamabad Police chief took notice of the incident and suspended officials involved in the operation while detained JUI-F lawmakers and workers have also been released. 

Sheikh Rashid Ahmed while addressing the press conference today said that JUI-F’s Ansar-ul-Islam was banned in 2019. He said that private militia of any party will not be allowed to violate the law.

He warned that strict action will be taken if anybody tried to take law into hand.

Talking about no-confidence motion, he said that the opposition parties have failed to get support of 172 lawmakers for the success of its no-trust motion in the National Assembly. He said the opposition now aimed at sabotage its own motion by creating such ruckus. 

The interior minister also asked the JUI (F) chief to not use the students of seminaries for his political purposes.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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