Abdul Jabbar replaces Dr Sohail Habib Tajik as Azad Kashmir IGP after deadly clashes

11:03 AM | 18 May, 2024
Abdul Jabbar replaces Dr Sohail Habib Tajik as Azad Kashmir IGP after deadly clashes
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ISLAMABAD – Dr Sohail Habib Tajik has been removed as Inspector General of Police (IGP) for Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) days after the region saw deadly protests against inflated bills and subsidies.

Abdul Jabbar, a BS-20 officer from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), has been appointed as the new top cop, replacing Dr Sohail Habib Tajik, a BS-20 officer from the Police Service of Pakistan (PSP).

The massive protests in Azad Kashnmir led to clashes between police and activists, resulting in the death of at least one police official and three citizens.

Jammu Kashmir Joint Awami Action Committee (JAAC) organised the protests against high electricity bills, subsidized wheat flour, and an end to elite privileges.

Following the protests, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif announced a Rs23 billion subsidy package for AJK, leading to the end of protests by the JAAC. In addition to the change in the IGP, the federal government also replaced the Deputy Inspector-General (DIG) Operations Islamabad, transferring him to the Federal Investigation Agency.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 21 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 21, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.75
Euro EUR 297  299.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5  354 
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80  75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.75 73.5
Australian Dollar AUD 181.2 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.91 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.11 40.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.62 916.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 28.83 29.13
Omani Riyal OMR 723.62 731.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.08 317.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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