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IHC expresses dismay over raid at Sher Afzal Marwat’s residence 

02:33 PM | 19 Feb, 2024
IHC expresses dismay over raid at Sher Afzal Marwat’s residence 

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Sher Afzal Khan Marwat alleged that his residence was raided at 2:00 am by individuals wearing masks.

Marwat voiced these allegations before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) during a hearing on a petition regarding the recovery of Baloch students.

Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani of the IHC expressed astonishment that such an incident had occurred to Marwat, a sitting member of parliament and a senior lawyer, not in Lakki Marwat, but in Islamabad.

The court raised concerns about the treatment meted out to an elected lawmaker in the federal capital, questioning the repercussions for a common citizen in Balochistan if such actions were happening to an elected representative.

Earlier, Marwat had claimed via a tweet that the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) police had conducted a raid on his residence, causing damage to doors and confiscating his laptop. The Islamabad Police refuted these claims, stating that they had not raided Marwat’s house and termed the news as fake.

Justice Kayani criticised the behaviour of the inspector general of police, suggesting removal if not rectified. He questioned the necessity of conducting a nighttime raid on someone who was available during the day.

The IHC directed the home secretary to summon the Islamabad IG and CTD officials to obtain a written statement on the matter.

Marwat proposed a ten-day imprisonment for the Islamabad IG to rectify the situation, emphasizing the need to address such actions against an elected member of parliament and Supreme Court advocate.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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