MQM says 'no big deal' as Rangers slap FIR on Altaf

05:00 PM | 17 Mar, 2015
MQM says 'no big deal' as Rangers slap FIR on Altaf
KARACHI (Web Desk) – The Rangers on Tuesday registered an FIR against Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain for his derogatory remarks and life threats to officials of the paramilitary force.


The FIR was lodged with the Civil Lines Police Station by Colonel Tahir, the spokesperson for the Rangers, under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act.


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The FIR was registered after senior police officials okayed the application, filed by the paramilitary force, under Section 506 of the Pakistan Penal Code.


Altaf Hussain had, after the Rangers’ raid on the MQM headquarters, Nine-Zero,  fired salvos against the paramilitary force while talking to a private television, the FIR said.


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"Jin afsaraan ne mere ghar pr chappa mara, woh thay ho jayenge (those officials who raided my home will be no more)," Hussain had said.

Screen grab of the FIR registered against MQM Cheif.
Screen grab of the FIR registered against MQM Cheif.


Syed Ali Raza Abidi, who is sitting MNA of MQM and also a member of standing committee for Information Technology and Communications, immediately after the FIR was registered reacted to the development at his twitter feed.



Another MQM lawmaker, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, remarked that the registration of case was not a new thing.  "Cases have been registered against the MQM chief before, and he was also put behind the bars, so it was no big deal," he remarked, while adding, "My party is not afraid if more cases are brought against us."


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In all, 72 cases were registered against the MQM chief before the National Reconciliation Ordinance was passed in July 2009.


This is the first FIR registered against the MQM chief since the operation against the party in 1992.


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The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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