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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny dies in jail 

10:29 PM | 16 Feb, 2024
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny dies in jail 
Source: Instagram

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died on Friday in an Arctic jail, rose to fame through social media and discontent with the Kremlin.

After recuperating from a nearly deadly poisoning attempt that his supporters claim was planned by the Kremlin, he returned to Russia and became the most vocal opponent of President Vladimir Putin and his policies for many years. 

After going for a stroll, he lost consciousness on Friday and was not able to be revived by doctors, according to the jail service. He was arrested right away upon his arrival.

The 47-year-old dared to criticise Putin for his onslaught in Ukraine in shaky tapes from makeshift court sessions when he was incarcerated.

His criticism proved to be a source of annoyance for a Kremlin that rights organisations accused of eradicating opposition by any means possible. It struck a chord with thousands of youthful fans.

He had conducted nationwide presidential campaigns in 2018, released embarrassing corruption probes that humiliated the Kremlin, and mobilised sizable crowds onto Russian streets. 

After accusing the Kremlin of being behind the Siberian poisoning incident, Navalny's return to Russia in January 2021—despite the possibility of imprisonment—put him squarely in Putin's crosshairs.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


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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