Talks with army chief and ISI DG soon, says PTI’s Shehryar Afridi

09:35 PM | 26 Apr, 2024
Talks with army chief and ISI DG soon, says PTI’s Shehryar Afridi
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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shehryar Afridi said on Friday talks would be held only with the army chief and the intelligence chief and it would happen soon. 

Speaking on live show on a private news channel, Afridi criticized the government led by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and said that the rulers were dependent on others and were being controlled by a remote control. He said that people rejected the incumbent rulers, but they came into power through Form-47. He said that rejected people could not hold talks with the PTI.

Afridi, who was the narcotics minister in Imran Khan’s cabinet, said that Pakistan and Imran Khan were part and parcel of each other. He said the incumbent rulers failed despite the worst vote rigging in the general elections and then the by-elections. If the rulers have the moral courage, he said, they should admit that people haven’t voted for them and quit.

The PTI leader said that jailed former prime minister Imran Khan did not want to strike a deal with anyone; he wants a dialogue only for the betterment of Pakistan. He said the PTI would talk to the army chief and the director general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). He said the incumbent rulers are backed by the establishment.

Afridi said that Imran Khan wanted engagement from day one, but he was not engaged. Should anyone have engaged him, he said, Khan would have responded and everybody would have known this. He said he owns this country, the army and all other institutions. He said that talks would be held with the army and they would be held soon.  

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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