PTI leader Azam Swati arrested again in controversial tweets case

Web Desk 09:03 AM | 27 Nov, 2022
PTI leader Azam Swati arrested again in controversial tweets case
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ISLAMABAD – Senior PTI leader and senator Azam Khan Swati has been detained once again by Federal Investigators in a case related to controversial tweets and statements against military leadership. 

Reports in local media said the defiant politician was taken into custody from his farmhouse located in the federal capital Islamabad early morning. The outspoken politician was detained a day after he addressed the party's rally in Pindi last night where he criticized military leadership.

A case has been lodged against Mr Swati in FIA's cyber crime wing, under sections related to offenses against dignity of a person. Sections 131, 500, 501, Section 505, and 109 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) were also included in the recent FIR.

The FIR stated that the PTI leader, along with two other social media users, started a highly obnoxious campaign against institutions and senior government functionaries, including outgoing army chief on a microblogging platform.

In one of his tweets, the senior politician mentioned going after a senior army official at every forum. FIA held him on grouds on 'intimidating tweets' which aimed to 'harm the state'.

Former human rights minister Shireen Mazari shared a clip of a senior politician, saying Mr Swati has been arrested again by federal investigators after Azadi March speech where he asked some questions.

In the clip, the PTI leader can be heard hurling allegations against the outgoing chief. Swati said he stands for rule of law and called on lawyers, senators, and bar members to oppose laws that allow the torture of any citizen.

During his fiery speech, he singled out outgoing Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Major General Faisal Naseer. He used offensive language against Major General Naseer and threatened him that he would have to pay the price.

Earlier in October, Swati, 66, was released from Adiala Jail after the sessions court granted him bail in a case related to controversial tweets. He secured bail against a surety bond worth Rs1 million in a case related to controversial tweets against the country's top general.

PTI leader also claimed that he was tortured and humiliated during the custody. He was first taken into custody by the FIA's Cybercrime Wing from his residence in the capital on October 13.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 31, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 31, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.8 286.6
Euro EUR 306 309
UK Pound Sterling GBP 347.5 351
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 79.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.6 76.4
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.99 761.99
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.7
China Yuan CNY 41.25 41.65
Danish Krone DKK 41.26 41.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.67 934.67
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 736.34 744.35
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.25 310.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 31 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 208,200 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,500.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,849.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Karachi PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Islamabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Peshawar PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Quetta PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sialkot PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Attock PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujranwala PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Jehlum PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Multan PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Bahawalpur PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujrat PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nawabshah PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Chakwal PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Hyderabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nowshehra PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sargodha PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Faisalabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470


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