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MQM says Mir's statement part of media trial

12:02 PM | 27 Jun, 2015
MQM says Mir's statement part of media trial
KARACHI (Staff Report) - Reacting to the alleged statement of Tariq Mir , MQM's Rabita committee said on Saturday that Tariq Mir's statement is a part of the party's media trial.

In its initial response to Tariq Mir's leaked statement given to Britain’s Scotland Yard police, the MQM spokesman noncommittally said the party cannot comment on the statement.

Read More: MQM leader confessed ‘Indian funding’ to British police

Meanwhile, a spokesman for MQM in London said the party was aware about the alleged interview being surfaced on social media. “We cannot comment on the alleged interview for now,” he added.

Later, MQM’s Rabita (Coordination) Committee said in a statement that the alleged statement linked to Tariq Mir was continuation of media trial against the party.

“MQM is investigating into this fabricated statement… our legal team is in contact with the British investigative authorities over the issue,” it said.

According to an MQM spokesman, Mir has had a long association with the party and was a former member of the Rabita Committee. He further confirmed that Mir was still associated with the party.

"We are aware of some documents circulating online that claim to be transcripts from an interview with an MQM official; we have nothing to add at this time,” the spokesman had said earlier.

Earlier this week, a BBC report had claimed that MQM has received funding from Indian authorities. According to the report, MQM officials told UK authorities that they received funds from New Delhi.

The report added that UK authorities investigating MQM for alleged money laundering also found a list of weapons in a property associated with the party.

The report said British authorities held formal recorded interviews with senior MQM officials who told them the party was receiving Indian funding.

MQM chief Altaf Hussain had also been briefly arrested in London in connection with an investigation in a money laundering case.

The probe started after the Metropolitan Police discovered ‘a considerable amount of money’ during raids on the MQM chief’s residence and office in London.

The police had at the time said that the cash was found when a counter-terrorism unit raided Hussain’s office on Dec 6, 2012, under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act in connection with the investigation of Dr Imran Farooq's murder.

Two more raids were carried out in as many houses in north London on June 18, 2013 and again a considerable amount of cash was seized.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
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 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
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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