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Zoom call allegedly between Imran Khan, US congresswoman leaked online

05:04 PM | 20 May, 2023
Zoom call allegedly between Imran Khan, US congresswoman leaked online
Source: A screengrab of Twitter video

LAHORE – An alleged audio leak featuring Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and US Congresswoman Maxine Waters surfaced on Saturday.

In the recording of the purported Zoom meeting, the former Pakistani prime minister can allegedly be heard asking help from the senior US politician.

At the start of the leaked audio, Khan told the Ms Waters that 99% of Pakistan wanted him in power again, adding that he was most popular leader of the country.

The PTI chief can also be allegedly heard blaming the former army chief for ouster of his government. He also claimed that economic performance of his government was best in the history of Pakistan. “I just want you to raise voice in my favour,” the PTI chief can allegedly be heard as saying.

A day earlier, former national security adviser (NSA) to United States ex-president Donald Trump, John Bolton, held telephonic conversation with Imran Khan as the country reels under political crisis.

Senior PTI US leader Atif Khan confirmed the development on Friday, stating: "Former UN Ambassador under Bush Administration and National Security Advisor under Trump Administration John Bolton had a phone call with Chairman Imran Khan today".

Earlier this week, Bolton had expressed concerns over the ongoing political uncertainty in the country triggered following the arrest of Imran Khan on May 9.

“The US has critical interests in Pakistan. Continued instability and violence are not in anyone's interests. The treatment of Pakistan's former premier Imran Khan hinders relations and raises tensions,” he had tweeted.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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