Punjab CM Parvez Elahi unhappy with Imran Khan’s criticism of Gen Bajwa

05:24 PM | 18 Dec, 2022
Punjab CM Parvez Elahi unhappy with Imran Khan’s criticism of Gen Bajwa

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi is unhappy with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan for his continuous criticism of former army chief General (r) Qamar Javed Bajwa.

Speaking to a private news channel, Elahi said he had asked the former prime minister not to criticise General (r) Bajwa during his Liberty Chowk rally. 

“Imran Khan criticised General (r) Bajwa in his Lahore speech in my presence which is injustice to me,” the CM said.

Elahi said that he and his party will be the first ones to defend General (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa if anything is said against the former army chief now onwards.

“I felt very bad when Khan was speaking against Gen [r] Bajwa,” Parvez said, adding that the former army chief was a “benefactor” and nothing should be said against benefactors.

Gen (r) Bajwa gave many favours to him [Khan] therefore the favours shouldn’t be forgotten,” the Punjab CM reminded the PTI chief.

He said they are allies of the PTI and not opponents but they can’t forget the favours of their “benefactors”.

Parvez Elahi said the PML-Q endorsed Imran Khan’s decision to dissolve the Punjab Assembly, but it could not stab its benefactors in the back.

“General [r] Faiz Hamid committed many abuses and tried to send [us] behind bars. He was against us,” Elahi said.

Imran Khan in his Lahore speech announced the date to dissolve Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) assemblies.

Imran Khan thanked the two provincial chiefs for their cooperation with his party and said he had consulted PTI lawyers on the move, adding that the Constitution did not allow elections to be delayed beyond 90 days of an assembly’s dissolution.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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