No army, No freedom: Shahid Afridi condemns riots and political chaos

11:33 PM | 16 May, 2023
No army, No freedom: Shahid Afridi condemns riots and political chaos
Source: Shahid Afridi (Instagram)

Former Pakistani cricket captain, Shahid Khan Afridi, has set the record straight for those making a mockery of the country's military and authorities.

Commenting on the recent bizzare and destructive vandalism of May 09, Afridi said that if the armed forces cease to exist or surrender before catastrophes, we will truly understand freedom.

In an interview with a local media outlet, Afridi clarified that he tries to stay away from using derogatory language while discussing politics as media tends to misconstrue and take meaning out of context.

The former cricketer also emphasized on the fact that politics do take an ugly turn when those in opposition cannot call a truce for the betterment of the country. Afridi lamented over the situation of political parties and their miserable strategies to stay in power. 

The 46-year-old remarked that he grew up in Pakistani, and so are his children, but the prevailing situation leaves him with no concrete answers or explanations that could satisfy his concerned children.  

Afridi compared the damage from external and internal enemies complaining how the internal chaos has been wreaking havoc. He also highlighted the importance of having a strong military force that can protect the country, examplifying Kashmiri and Palestinians who are unable to defend themselves.

The former skipper not only condemned the violent protests of 9 May, but also opined that the sacrifices of Pakistan Army should not be disregarded.  

The writer is a staff member.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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