Hindu militant outfit puts Rs0.5m bounty on Navjot Sidhu's head over Pakistan trip (VIDEO)

09:21 PM | 21 Aug, 2018
Hindu militant outfit puts Rs0.5m bounty on Navjot Sidhu's head over Pakistan trip (VIDEO)
LUCKNOW - Navjot Singh Sidhu’s presence at Prime Minister Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony in Pakistan has irked the Hindu hardliners so much that they have announced a reward to anyone who will kill the former cricketer and Congress minister in Indian Punjab.

Sanjay Jaat, the president of the Rashtriya Bajrang Dal, Agra unit, has offered Rs 5 lakh to anyone who brings the head of former cricketer and Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to him.

In a video which has gone viral on the social media, Sanjay is seen attacking Sidhu for “betraying the country” by attending the swearing in ceremony of Pakistani PM.

He is seen accusing Sidhu of supporting a government “which thirsts on the blood of Indian soldiers”. The Bajrang Dal office bearer says that Sidhu, a Sikh, has forgotten the teachings of Guru Gobind Singh that persons of a certain community can never be trusted.

Sanjay Jaat further compared Sidhu to a traitor and said that his act was unpardonable. He demanded that the Punjab Congress leader must be slapped with treason charges.

He added that the people will welcome Sidhu with shoes if he ever tries to visit Agra.

Bajrang Dal is an RSS militant organization, founded some 33 years ago. The group runs about 2,500 akhadas, similar to the shakhas (branches) of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. The name "Bajrang" is a reference to the Hindu deity Hanuman.

Former cricketer, Navjot Singh Sidhu had been widely criticised for his presence in Pakistan.

Addressing the controversy, Navjot Singh Sidhu said that he received the invitation from Pakistan some 10 times and later he sought permission from the Indian government to visit the neighbouring nation.

The 54-year-old, who currently serves as the Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs, and Museums of the State of Punjab, was slapped with a sedition case on Monday by a lawyer in Bihar for “insulting the Indian army” for hugging Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Islamabad.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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