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Jail authorities defend decision of denying telephonic contact between Imran Khan and sons

05:41 PM | 15 Sep, 2023
Jail authorities defend decision of denying telephonic contact between Imran Khan and sons
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ISLAMABAD – The Attock jail authorities on Friday defended their decision of not allowing incarcerated PTI Chairman Imran Khan for holding telephonic conversation with his sons. 

The jail officials informed the court, hearing cipher case against the former prime minister, that a suspect booked under the Official Secrets Act, are not permitted to speak over the phone. 

They took the stance in their reply to a contempt of court petition filed by the former premier after he was not allowed to speak over the phone with Sulaiman and Qasim. 

The jai superintendent told Judge Abual Hasnat Zulqarnain argued he had not defied any court orders. He cited the Prisoners Act, 1978, which refrains the prisoners from making calls on foreign telephone numbers.  

Later, the judge directed the jail official to submit his arguments on September 18. 

Khan has been detained in Attock jail since his arrest on August 05 after a trial court convicted him in the Toshakhana case. 

After the Islamabad High Court (IHC) suspended his sentence, the FIA authorities arrested him in the cipher case wherein he is in judicial custody till September 26.  

Last month, the special court had approved his petition seeking permission for holding a telephonic conversation with his sons. 

Earlier this week, Khan filed the contempt petition against the superintendent of Attock jail, saying the official had violated the court orders by not arranging a phone call between him and his sons. 

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
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 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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