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Islamabad court remands Lt Gen (r) Amjad Shoaib in police custody for 3 days

09:08 AM | 27 Feb, 2023
Islamabad court remands Lt Gen (r) Amjad Shoaib in police custody for 3 days
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ISLAMABAD – A district court in the country's federal capital remanded Amjad Shoaib, a former lieutenant general in Pakistan Army, in police custody for three days in a case related to his 'controversial statements' during a recent talk show.

During today's proceedings, the prosecutor levelled accusations on the former military man for spreading hatred among different groups through his comments on mainstream media and urged court for his physical remand.

The defense counsel, however, opposed the physical remand and after a few arguments, and argued that his speech has not violated any law. He also maintained that Lt Gen (r) Amjad Shoaib is a war veteran who took part in the 1965 and 1971 wars. 

After the arguments, the court granted Amjad Shoaib in police custody for 3 days.

Police in the country’s federal capital arrested over provocative statements made during a talk show on a private news channel.

Reports in local media suggest that Lt General (r) Amjad Shoaib was arrested in the wee hours on Monday and was shifted to Ramna police station in Islamabad. He was produced before a local court later on Monday for remand.

The FIR, a copy of which is available with Daily Pakistan, stated that a case was lodged on the complaint of Magistrate Awais Khan under sections 153A and 505 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

In the FIR, the complainant accused the former military man of provocation against institutions during his recent interview on Bol TV. The FIR mentioned his recent comments made on the famous show ‘Imran Khan Bol Kay Sath’; it said Lt. Gen Shoaib with his statements of strategy workout, attempted to provoke public sector employees against the government.

This was not the first time that former three-star general is facing legal issues. Last year, the former lieutenant general in Pakistan Army was summoned by FIA for leveling “baseless allegations” against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

The military official turned defence analyst appear before apex investigation agency and record his statement in an inquiry regarding contentious allegations in a vlog on his YouTube channel.

Besides appearing on talk shows on mainstream media, Lt. Gen (r) Shoaib also runs a YouTube channel DDP Analytica – Diplomacy & Politics Analysis to share his views on geo-political matters.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
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 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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