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Tahirul Qadri back in Pakistan to lead June 17 sit-in

08:50 AM | 15 Jun, 2016
Tahirul Qadri back in Pakistan to lead June 17 sit-in
LAHORE (Staff Report) - Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has arrived in Lahore to lead his party's sit in, which is scheduled for June 17.

Hundreds of PAT workers welcomed Dr Qadri when he came out of Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport on Wednesday morning.

Speaking on the occasion, he said that PAT would announce their protest strategy on June 17, upon conclusion of the sit in. He said the victims of Model Town incident could not be forgone.

PAT chief once again termed the 2014 Model Town killings an act of state terrorism, planned and executed by the top leadership of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

He urged Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif to take measures to bring the culprits of the 2014 incident to justice, while congratulating him on a successful anti-terror operation in the tribal areas.

As many as fourteen workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek were killed in clashes with the police during an anti-encroachment operation at the Model Town office of the party on June 17, 2014.

In August 2014, the PAT chief, Dr Tahirul Qadri led a long-march towards Islamabad, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to tender resignation. The long-march was followed by a 70-day-long sit in in front of Parliament House, which ended without the acceptance of his demands.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was also part of the Islamabad sit-ins.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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