PTI Senator Saifullah Niazi and Abrarul Haq are the latest to jump ship

11:15 PM | 26 May, 2023
PTI Senator Saifullah Niazi and Abrarul Haq are the latest to jump ship

Two more Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders, Senator Saifullah Niazi and singer-turned-politician Abrarul Haq, on Friday announced their departure from the party over the May 9 violence.

The mass exodus from the PTI started after the police launched a crackdown on the opposition party's leaders and workers in the wake of the violent protests of May 9.

PTI supporters allegedly attacked civil and military installations and buildings after the paramilltary force Rangers arrested former prime minister Imran Khan on the premises of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on May 9. The protesters allegedly attacked the General Headquarters of the Pakistan Army in Rawalpindi and the Corps Commander's House (Jinnah House) in Lahore. The government and the army blame the arson attacks and vandalism on the PTI leaders and supporters, but the PTI says these violent attacks were carried by personnel of the intelligence agencies to malign the party and provide the rulers a justification for a ban on Imran Khan's party. 

Abrarul Haq stated at a news conference in Lahore, "I regret standing with Imran Khan."

On the other hand, addressing a press conference at the National Press Club Islamabad, Saifullah Niazi said that events of May 9 are extremely regrettable.

He said, "I have been very disturbed during the last one year, I want to focus on my family and I am leaving Tehreek-e-Insaaf.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 1, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 1, 2024 (Friday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.32 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 353 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 1, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.32 282.35
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.4 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
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 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.43 174.43
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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