Imran fires fresh salvo at Gen Bajwa despite Elahi’s warning

Says Punjab CM being pressurised by establishment, but he will dissolve assembly on his call

11:58 PM | 19 Dec, 2022
Imran fires fresh salvo at Gen Bajwa despite Elahi’s warning

LAHORE – Ousted Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan continued lashing out at former Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa, asserting that the latter was solely responsible for his ouster from power.

The PTI chief, who announced he would dissolve two provincial assemblies on Dec 23, made these remarks a day after Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi slammed him for his comments targeting the former top general.

Khan made these remarks during his interaction with international media correspondents, saying PML-Q has its own policy regarding the former COAS.

He called PML-Q an independent party, adding that they hold the right to negotiate with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

The outspoken politician added that Elahi is being pressurised by the establishment, but he is convinced that he would push the summary to dissolve the assembly on his call.

Earlier, Elahi, a key ally of the Imran Khan-led party, denounced Khan’s criticism of the ex-army. "Khan sahib criticised Gen Bajwa in my presence; it's injustice to me," Elahi said.

Recalling the good time between civil-military leaders in the previous government, Elahi mentioned that Gen Bajwa helped Imran Khan and his criticism was unfair. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
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 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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