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Firdous Ashiq Awan quits PTI over May 9 incidents

04:48 PM | 26 May, 2023
Firdous Ashiq Awan quits PTI over May 9 incidents
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SIALKOT – Senior politician Firdous Ashiq Awan Friday parted ways with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and its chairman Imran Khan over May 9 incident.

The announcements of leaving the PTI continues to pour in since the government launched a crackdown against the party following the violent protests that had erupted on May 9 following the arrest of Imran Khan. During the protests, the PTI supporters attacked various public properties, including military installations, drawing severe condemnation from the top civil and military leadership.

Addressing a press conference, the former provincial minister said that Imran Khan’s agenda had become detrimental to the nation, adding that both cannot exist together.

“I have never witnessed such incidents during my 22 years of politics,” Awan said, alleging that plans to stage the May 9 riots were orchestrated at Zaman Park.

The only motive behind the conspiracy was to discredit institutions and appease foreign powers, she added.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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