PTI President Parvez Elahi walks free from Kot Lakhpat Jail as LHC grants him bail

'I was, am, and will remain with Imran Khan,' says the former Punjab chief minister

11:45 PM | 21 May, 2024
PTI President Parvez Elahi walks free from Kot Lakhpat Jail as LHC grants him bail
Source: Social media

PTI leader Parvez Elahi was released from Kot Lakhpat Jail on Tuesday night after the Lahore High Court (LHC) granted him bail in a case related to an alleged illegal appointment made during his tenure as the chief minister of Punjab.

LHC Justice Sultan Tanvir Ahmed accepted Elahi’s bail petition earlier in the day and ordered his release. According to the court order, further investigation into Elahi's guilt was required, and thus, his bail was granted with the condition of posting Rs500,000 bail and two sureties of the same amount.

Elahi’s lawyer Amir Saeed Rawn said the PTI leader had reached the Zahoor Elahi Palace.

Elahi had been moved to Kot Lakhpat Jail earlier this month.

In a message on his official X account, Elahi expressed gratitude to God for his exoneration and the strength to remain steadfast. He thanked the judges who supported the truth and facilitated his release, as well as those who prayed for and supported him during the difficult time. He lamented the suffering and abuse endured by the people of Gujarat and alleged that their mandate was stolen.

Elahi also ruled out any talks with his cousin, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid chief Chaudhry Shujaat, and his children until "the return of our mandate."

He accused Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi of playing a significant role in his arrest and affirmed his unwavering support for Imran Khan, stating, "I was, am, and will remain with Imran Khan."

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 20 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 20, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Baht THB 7.58 7.73


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