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FIA gets five-day physical remand of journalist Asad Toor in anti-judiciary campaign case

03:31 PM | 27 Feb, 2024
FIA gets five-day physical remand of journalist Asad Toor in anti-judiciary campaign case
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ISLAMABAD – A district and session court in federal capital on Tuesday gave journalist Asad Ali Toor into custody of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on five-day remand in a case related to online anti-judiciary campaign.

Last month, the caretaker federal government had constituted a joint investigation team (JIT) to “ascertain facts behind a malicious social media campaign” which was ran after the top court’s decision to deprive PTI of its electoral symbol bat.

Last week, the investigation agency had grilled the independent journalist, who runs a Youtube Channel, for eight hours in the case after he was issued a call-up notice following the JIT’s report.

Reports said, the FIA took Toor into custody on Monday after he arrived its office to answer summon notices issued to him last week asking him to join investigation related to online campaign against the judiciary.

His lawyer Imaan Mazari said the team went to the FIA office after acquiring an order from the Islamabad High Court, which had barred the agency from harassing the journalist. Despite the order, the journalist was still in the premises of the FIA, she said.

Mazari revealed that an official later gave them a note, stating that Asad Toor has formally been arrested.

The FIA today produced the suspect before Judicial Magistrate Mohammad Shabbir and sought his physical remand for further interrogation. The plea was approved by the magistrate, who approved five-day remand of Toor.


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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