PTI announces countrywide protests over Imran Khan's possible arrest

07:01 PM | 14 Mar, 2023
PTI announces countrywide protests over Imran Khan's possible arrest
Source: A screengrab of Twitter video

LAHORE – The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has directed his party workers to stage protests across the country as Islamabad police are close to arrest Imran Khan in the Toshakhana case.

PTI leader Mussarat Cheema, in a video message shared on Twitter, urged masses to take to the streets against the government. “We had warned them that Imran Khan is our redline and now it’s time to come out and give them reply”.

She said, “We will not give Imran Khan in the custody of the police”.

Clashes broke out between police and supporters of the former prime minister outside his Zaman park residence in Lahore on Tuesday as the law enforcers attempted to arrest the PTI chief after the issuance of his non-bailable arrest warrants in the Toshakhana case.

The development comes a day after an Islamabad court issued Khan’s non-bailable arrest warrants in a case related to the sale of gifts he retained from the Toshakhana.

Videos shared on social media shows PTI workers pelting stones at the police officials while the security officials are firing tear gas shells and using water cannons to clear the road of the protesters.

Following a protest call, PTI workers have blocked various roads in Karachi, north Punjab and other areas of the country.

Meanwhile, the PTI chief shared a video message on Twitter, asking people to continue their struggle against corrupt people whether he was killed on put behind the bars. 


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
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 58.6 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 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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