Murad Raas quits PTI over May 9 violence

07:25 PM | 26 May, 2023
Murad Raas quits PTI over May 9 violence
Source: File Photo

LAHORE - Following the incidents of May 9, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is still being targeted, and former Punjab education minister Murad Raas is the latest leader to leave PTI. 

Raas said there could never be enough condemnation for what happened on May 9 while speaking to a press conference in Lahore on Friday Along with other party officials like as Pir Ahmad Khagga, Raja Yawar Kamal, and Chaudhry Adnan.

He remarked, "We never anticipated we would cut ways with the party''.

He blamed Khan's advisers in Lahore for the party's current situation, which has drawn harsh criticism and seen a number of leaders and hundreds of workers imprisoned around the nation as a result of the riots. 

The former provincial minister said he did not believe in the politics of violence of the PTI. 

Raas declared that he and the other lawmakers present at the news conference had made the decision to form a group in order to continue the work on Pakistan's progress.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

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

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
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 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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