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PM Office warns against agitation, violence as PTI holds protests against vote rigging

07:49 PM | 17 Feb, 2024
PM Office warns against agitation, violence as PTI holds protests against vote rigging
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Amid major developments unfolding in Pakistan days after the alleged vote rigging in the general elections 2024, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) advised the aggrieved individuals and parties to seek legal recourse and warned them against resorting to any form of agitation, violence, or incitement for vigilantism. 

The warning comes hours after former prime minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) took to the streets to protest the alleged vote rigging in the February 8 general elections and Rawalpindi Commissioner Liaquat Ali Chattha resigned after publicly accepting that he and his juniors had been involved in vote rigging in the Rawalpindi Division. 

In a post on X, formerly know as Twitter, the PMO wrote, "The recently conducted General Elections in the country have been a step towards promoting democracy. Significant turnout from all segments of society, including both genders, has been acknowledged internationally Post elections, it is imperative that all stakeholders realise that victory and defeat are inherent aspects of democratic processes. 

"Parties and individuals who harbor any concerns regarding electoral irregularities are encouraged to pursue legal recourse through the available channels. Pakistan's legislative, judicial, and executive branches are resilient and stand ready to deliver impartial justice to all.

"While peaceful protest and assembly are fundamental rights, any form of agitation, violence, or incitement for vigilantism will not be condoned and law would take its course without any hesitation. Anarchy and disorder will not be tolerated at this crucial time. This only serves to advance the agenda for hostile forces, both domestic and foreign, to exploit and create grave law and order challenges.

"The caretaker government implores patience, as political parties engage in consultations to form governments at both the federal and provincial levels, in accordance with democratic traditions and norms. We hope that this process concludes as early as possible with mutual understanding and respect."

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 13 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, 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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