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Imran says Pakistan descending into ‘Banana Republic’ after Fawad Chaudhry's arrest in sedition case

PTI chief to hold important presser today at 4pm

12:26 PM | 25 Jan, 2023
Imran says Pakistan descending into ‘Banana Republic’ after Fawad Chaudhry's arrest in sedition case
Source: Hassaan Niazi/Twitter and Imran Khan (Instagram)

ISLAMABAD – The unexpected arrest of a senior PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry left ousted Pakistani premier Imran Khan fuming who vented out anger in a recent social media post.

PTI chief on Wednesday took to Twitter where he said that the country of over 220 million is descending into a ‘Banana Republic’, venting anger on the chief election commissioner.

“I will be doing a media talk at 4 pm today. Fawad's arrest on his apt description of the CEC leaves no doubt in anyone's mind that Pakistan has become a banana republic devoid of rule of law. We must stand up for our fundamental rights now to save Pak's drift towards a point of no return,” his tweet reads.

Earlier in the day, Fawad Chaudhry, a close aide of Imran Khan, was held from his residence in provincial capital for allegedly hurling threats at election commission members.

The former minister was eventually booked on charges of sedition and inciting members of state institutions against the institutions while a local court also approved his transitory remand.

Meanwhile, former ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has reacted strongly to the arrest of its key member.

Hammad Azhar also warned the government of country-wide protests and announced to move the court against the detention of Fawad.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


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

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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