Fawad Chaudhry takes a break from politics, parting ways with PTI and Imran Khan

06:59 PM | 24 May, 2023
Fawad Chaudhry takes a break from politics, parting ways with PTI and Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD – Former Information minister Fawad Chaudhry has announced to leave the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), dealing another major blow to former prime minister Imran Khan and his party.  

"I have decided to take a break from politics, therefore, I have resigned from party position and parting ways from Imran Khan," he said in a tweet.

The 53-year-old served as Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Federal Minister for Science and Technology during Imran Khan's government, while holding an important position in the party and the federal cabinet. He had been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from August 2018 till January 2023.

Fawad Chaudhry joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in June 2016, and was a member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's core committee since 4 June 2019.

A lawyer by profession, who also worked as a political analyst and an anchor for several media organizations, Fawad Chaudhry was born in Dina, Jhelum.

Dozens of PTI leaders have announced to leave Imran Khan's party and 'leave politics' for good in the aftermatch of May 9 vandalism when PTI workers and supporters stormed the GHQ gate and Coprs Commander House (also called Jinnah House) among other public and private proeperties following their leader's arrest by anti-graft authorities and Rangers. 

They include Dr Shireen Mazari, Malik Amin Aslam, Mahmood Moulvi, Amir Kayani, Fayyazul Hassan Chohan, Jai Prakash, Aftab Siddiqui and Sanjay Gangwani.

Former premier Imran Khan says PTI leaders are being forced at gunpoint to leave the party, in order to 'cut PTI to size'.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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