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Relief for ex-ISI chief Faiz Hameed in Faizabad sit-in case probe

09:31 AM | 16 Apr, 2024
Relief for ex-ISI chief Faiz Hameed in Faizabad sit-in case probe
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ISLAMABAD - In its report to the government and apex court, Faizabad Sit-In Inquiry Commission suggests that there was no valid evidence of any institution's involvement in the infamous sit-in.

The report said former intelligence chief General (r) Faiz Hameed worked in accordance with the government's instructions. 

The commission, led by former AIG KP Dr. Akhtar Ali Shah and including former IG Tahir Alam and Khushhal Khan, submitted its 243-page report to the Supreme Court and the government.

It pinned responsibility for failing to disperse the sit-in to then Shehbaz Sharif-led government in province, although Sharif the current PM, was not named in the report.

The report found no concrete evidence linking former DG ISI Lt Gen (r) Faiz Hameed and former DG Rangers Maj Gen Naveed Azhar Hayat to the sit-in.

The report includes statements from various officials, including former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal, current IB chief Fawad Asadullah, former ISI DG Lt Gen (R) Faiz Hameed, former IB chief Aftab Sultan, former Punjab IG Arif Nawaz, and former Rangers DG Lt Gen (R) Naveed Azhar Hayat, were included in the report.

It was noted that the Punjab government failed to take action against the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan TLP to maintain its electoral support.

Notably, only former PEMRA Chairman Absar Alam provided a statement against Hameed.

The commission recommended the development of a code of conduct for intelligence agencies, with the Intelligence Bureau being designated for internal security matters and military intelligence advised to refrain from involvement in civilian affairs.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82

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