Firdous Shamim Naqvi arrested amid crackdown against PTI leaders after clashes

10:08 AM | 15 May, 2023
Firdous Shamim Naqvi arrested amid crackdown against PTI leaders after clashes
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KARACHI – PTI leader and former opposition leader in the Sindh Assembly Firdous Shamim Naqvi becomes the latest leader of the former ruling party who was detained as ongoing crackdown intensified after May 9 clashes.

Following the arrest of the PTI chairman in a graft case, violent clashes have broken out in the South Asian nation between security forces and supporters of Imran Khan in which several people were killed while civil and military installations were attacked by mobs.

At the directives of the country’s top civil leadership, police intensified the crackdown against PTI leaders and Firdous Naqvi was the latest who get behind bars. Several other leaders of the PTI Karachi chapter including Ali Zaidi were already in police custody.

Last week, several audio leaks surfaced on social media, which exposed that the leadership of the former ruling party was involved in the attack. PTI leaders urged activists to gather at Radio Pakistan and other landmarks which saw arson and huge damage.

Over the weekend, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif directed authorities to identify and arrest all those involved in the rioting in 72 hours. The premier said the cases would be tried by anti-terrorism courts, and people who attacked Jinnah House and other installations will be brought to justice.

Meanwhile, Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir said all the planners, abetters, instigators, and executors of vandalism on May 9 will be brought to justice and cleared that armed forces will not tolerate any further attempt of violating the sanctity and security of its installations or vandalism.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 14 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 14, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25  303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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