PTI's Yasmin Rashid moved to hospital due to 'critical' condition

08:24 PM | 22 May, 2024
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LAHORE - Dr. Yasmin Rashid, a senior leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has been transferred to Services Hospital after her health deteriorated at Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail. This information surfaced on Wednesday, indicating that her condition is critical.

Documents from the Kot Lakhpat Jail officials labeled Dr. Rashid as a "critical prisoner." The documents revealed that she had not consumed any food since Wednesday morning and was suffering from dehydration due to multiple episodes of vomiting.

Upon her arrival at Services Hospital, Dr. Rashid, who is a cancer survivor, underwent several medical tests after she experienced severe stomach pain. The hospital administration confirmed that she is now under observation for 24 hours to monitor her condition closely.

Dr. Rashid has been incarcerated for several months, facing multiple charges related to the May 9 riots which erupted following the arrest of PTI founder Imran Khan on corruption charges last year. The aftermath of these riots saw numerous PTI leaders, workers, and supporters arrested, with many still behind bars or repeatedly rearrested on various charges.

Earlier this month, Dr. Rashid wrote a letter to Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa, urging him to form a judicial commission to investigate the events of May 9. In her letter, she criticized the "fake government" for the police’s failure to present case records and the prosecutor's absence during critical hearings. She lamented that it had been a year since the incident, yet many PTI-affiliated women, including herself, remain imprisoned without justice.

The incident underscores the ongoing tensions and legal battles surrounding the PTI leadership and its supporters in the wake of last year's political turmoil. The health crisis of a prominent figure like Dr. Rashid highlights the severe conditions and the strain faced by those detained during this period.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 21 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 21, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.75
Euro EUR 297  299.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5  354 
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80  75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.75 73.5
Australian Dollar AUD 181.2 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.91 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.11 40.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.62 916.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 28.83 29.13
Omani Riyal OMR 723.62 731.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.08 317.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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