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Kyrgyzstan President Jeenbekov quits after strong protests 

06:05 PM | 15 Oct, 2020
Kyrgyzstan President Jeenbekov quits after strong protests 

BISHKEK – Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigned on Thursday saying that he wanted to prevent clashes between security forces and protesters, who demanded his removal from office.

In a statement, the President said he feared that violence might break out if protesters carry out a threat to march on his compound.

"I do not want to go down in Kyrgyzstan's history as a president who shed blood and shot at his own citizens," he further said.

Earlier, Sooronbai Jeenbekov’s allies had dominated the Oct. 4 parliamentary election, but subsequent protests toppled the government and forced the elections authorities to annul it.

Jeenbekov has become the third president of the Central Asian state to be sent packing through protests since 2005. 

"The military and security forces will be obliged to use their weapons to protect the state residence. Blood will be inevitably shed. I urge both sides not to fall for provocations," the outgoing president said.

He has urged the newly-appointed Prime Minister Sadyr Japarov and other opposition politicians to "take their supporters away" from the Bishkek to restore peace in capital

The uprising stemmed after public took to streets in the capital city and attacked public buildings, demanding new elections and resignation of pro-Russian Jeenbekov. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal 12 April

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 12, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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