State Dept responds to queries about US ambassador's meeting with Imran Khan in Adiala Jail

08:26 PM | 12 Apr, 2024
Matthew Miller
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The spokesperson for the US Department of State on Friday responded to reporters' questions about the US ambassador's visit to Adiala Jail. 

The prevailing political situation in Pakistan came under discussion at the weekly briefing of the US Department of State in Washington on Friday.

During the briefing, journalist asked questions about the US ambassador’s meeting with the jailed Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan, allegations of vote rigging in the Pakistan general elections of February 8 and many other important issues.

A journalist told State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller during the briefing that former Pakistani prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said in a recent interview that people’s mandate was stolen in the February 8 general elections therefore Shehbaz Sharif does not deserve to be the prime minister of Pakistan. The journalist asked Miller if he agrees with Abbasi’s point of view.

In response, Miller said that he has repeatedly said that only the people of Pakistan should decide about their government in Pakistan.

The journalist also reminded Miller that an official of the US embassy in Pakistan met Pakistan-American Zahir Jaffar, who is currently imprisoned in Adiala Jail for the murder of his girlfriend Noor Muqaddam. The journalist said that US embassy official met Jaffar, but why did not he meet the jailed prime minister Imran Khan whose prison cell was located nearby?

The spokesperson said the US embassy in Pakistan is the right forum to answer this questions. It is worth mentioning here that several US lawmakers have asked the US ambassador in Pakistan to visit Imran Khan in Adiala Jail.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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