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PTM leader Ali Wazir granted bail in hate speech case

02:54 PM | 11 May, 2022
PTM leader Ali Wazir granted bail in hate speech case
Source: social media

KARACHI – A two-member bench of the Sindh High Court has granted bail to Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) lawmaker Ali Wazir in a hate speech case.

Reports in local media said that Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro approved the bail plea of the PTM leader and asked him to submit a surety bond worth Rs500,000.

During the hearing, the counsel of PTM lawmaker said co-accused MNA Mohsin Dawar was being considered for the post of a federal minister while his client remained behind bars for his remarks.

The judge told the cops to produce the transcript of Ali Wazir’s speech that was being termed as ‘seditious’. Judge also asked how could a person who cannot comprehend Pashto, say the speech allegedly incited hatred against state institutions.

Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro also asked why the other accused had not been arrested in the said case on which the law enforcers said they needed the permission of the National Assembly speaker before arresting the lawmaker.

Wazir’s counsel told the court that his client was detained in another case after Supreme Court granted him bail in the Sohrab Goth case.

The judge reprimanded the investigating officer, saying the police are acting in a ‘monarchical’ manner. He remarked that the case has been pending since 2018 but not a single witness recorded a statement.

As Ali Wazir got bail, Mohsin Dawar confirmed the development in a tweet and mentioned that another court will hear Wazir's bail plea on Thursday in another case.

Social activists and some journalists also welcomed the news of Wazir's bail on social media.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 1, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 1, 2024 (Friday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.32 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 353 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 1, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.32 282.35
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.4 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.43 174.43
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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