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Rock legend Roger Waters demands Imran Khan's release

04:50 PM | 13 Feb, 2024
Rock legend Roger Waters demands Imran Khan's release
Source: Instagram

In a stunning move, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters has offered his support to ousted Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan, demanding his release and criticizing alleged foreign interference. This comes amidst ongoing controversy surrounding Khan's ouster and the musician's outspoken stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

On Instagram, Waters shared a video montage of Khan, accompanied by a scathing message directed at "Military Rulers of Pakistan and their Masters in Washington." He argues for Khan's immediate release so he can lead his party in fair elections, emphasizing the importance of a democratically elected government representing the people's will.

"A note to the Military Rulers of #Pakistan and their Masters in Washington:

My name is Roger Waters. I am an English musician and a passionate supporter of fair play. What you are doing in Pakistan is not Cricket.

Imran Khan @imrankhan.pti must be immediately released from his false imprisonment so that he can lead his party the PTI in a new fair and transparent election so that Pakistan can have a properly elected democratic government that actually represents the will of the people of Pakistan. Not the interests of foreign and domestic oligarchs."

This isn't the first time Waters has challenged authority. Previously, he condemned Israel's attacks on Gaza, calling them "beyond imagination" and accusing the nation of "committing genocide." He described witnessing Israeli treatment of Palestinians as "absolute disdain and disgust," echoing his strong stance against alleged human rights violations.

Adding another layer to his activism, Waters previously cancelled an Israeli concert after learning the venue was built on Palestinian graves. Instead, he held a massive concert elsewhere, urging young Israelis to "make peace with your neighbours." His actions garnered praise from some but criticism from others.

 Waters remains a vocal figure on global issues, using his platform to advocate for what he believes is right. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 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 - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
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 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
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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