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JUI-F Chief Fazlur Rehman claims election 2024 more rigged than 2018

08:14 PM | 20 Apr, 2024
Fazlur Rehman

In a recent statement, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), asserted that the general elections held on February 8, 2024, were more rigged than those of 2018. This declaration follows a perceived alignment between the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the JUI-F, despite their historical political rivalry.

Fazlur Rehman played a pivotal role in uniting traditional adversaries, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), under the banner of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), leading to the removal of Imran Khan from power via a no-confidence motion in April 2022.

However, tensions arose between the JUI-F and its former allies, the PPP and PML-N, when they were seemingly sidelined during government formation after the recent elections. Fazlur Rehman accused that their mandate was stolen during the polls.

Speaking at a public gathering in Balochistan's Pishin, the JUI-F leader emphasized the importance of unity among political forces, condemning the manipulation of politicians by the establishment. He reiterated allegations made in February against former army chief General (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa and former intelligence chief Lt General (retd) Faiz Hamid for orchestrating Khan's removal.

Expressing discontent with the election results, Fazlur Rehman declared that the people of Balochistan do not accept the outcome of the February 8 elections, citing widespread rigging and the commercialization of legislative bodies. He reaffirmed the JUI-F's commitment to leading protests against electoral fraud, vowing to prevent a "fake government" from functioning.

In conclusion, Fazlur Rehman asserted that their anti-government movement would persist unabated, signaling a continued challenge to the legitimacy of the current administration.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 25 May 2024

      
Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 25, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.15 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.15 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 280.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.15 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.35 74.1
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.75 748.75
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.57 916.57
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82

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