PTI kicks off ‘Jail Bharo Tehreek’ from Lahore today

09:12 AM | 22 Feb, 2023
PTI kicks off ‘Jail Bharo Tehreek’ from Lahore today

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is all set for the ‘Jail Bharo’ movement as hundreds of party workers and a couple of senior leaders including Shah Mehmood Qureshi would voluntarily give their arrest to police today on Wednesday.

Former Punjab governor Umer Sarfraz Cheema, Senator Waleed Iqbal, Murad Raas, and other party leaders along with more than workers would fill prisons in the first phase of the movement.

Ousted premier Imran Khan announced a court arrest movement to muster support from masses amid the crackdown and to press the ruling alliance to hold elections.

Party activists of the former ruling party will hit key arteries in Lahore, where local administration imposed section 144. Ahead of the movement, PTI’s social media activists remained busy peddling messages for supporters to become part of the national drive.

Khan himself shared a message on social media, urging activists to stuff prisons, which he equated with shattering the idols of fear.

The defiant leaders are scheduled to flock to The Mall, where Section 144 is imposed. PTI also announced sit-in at Charing Cross if law enforcers refused to arrest them.

In coming days, activists in other cities including Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Multan, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Sahiwal, and Faisalabad will join the movement.

On the other hand, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah called PTI’s ‘Jail Bharo Tehreek’ another bid to trigger political instability, saying Imran and his aides are doing gimmick with latest drama.

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Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 25, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moved up to 301.75 and selling rate is 303.85.

British Pound rate is 356 for buying, and 360.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.65 and Saudi Riyal hovered at 73.90.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279 280.75
Euro EUR 301.75 303.85
UK Pound Sterling GBP 356 360.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.65 77.4
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.90 74.63
Australian Dollar AUD 184.95 186.75
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.65 205.65
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.4 204.4
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.55 7.7


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