Pakistani court acquits PTM chief Ali Wazir, 12 others in terror case

02:44 PM | 25 Oct, 2022
Pakistani court acquits PTM chief Ali Wazir, 12 others in terror case
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KARACHI – Pashtun nationalist politician and Member National Assembly Ali Wazir and 12 other persons were acquitted by Anti-Terrorism Court on Tuesday.

Wazir’s counsel apprised the court that the PTM chief was detained from the country’s northwestern region and has since spent more than two years behind bars.

The 46-year-old, an elected lawmaker from NA-50 South Waziristan, was booked along with 12 others for making anti-Pakistan speeches.

At the conclusion of the arguments, the court review the evidence presented and declared Ali Wazir not-guilty.

Earlier, several cases were lodged against the PTM chief in different police stations of the port city and he has been granted bail in all cases.

The controversial politician was in jail since December 2020, for making provocative speeches inciting hate against the state institutions and treason.

Manzoor Pashteen booked under terrorism charges 

As Ali Wazir got relief, another Pashtun Tahafuz Movement leader Manzoor Pashteen was booked under sections of terrorism for slamming army generals during his speech at the Asma Jahangir Conference.

During his speech, the human rights activist named blantantly institutions behind the killings of people in tribal regions.  After Manzoor's hate-mongering speech, a complaint was filed against him for attempting to create resistance amongst the public against the armed forces.

Top government officials including Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif opposed sloganeering against Pakistan Army at the recently held Asma Jahangir conference.

Manzoor Pashteen’s supporters can be seen chanting slogans against the army in an attempt to provoke people against forces.

As the outrageous clips went viral, PM Shehbaz Sharif condemned anti-army sloganeering, calling it unfortunate that such forums were being used to target the armed forces.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 3, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 3, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 3, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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