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Who hired Husain Haqqani to build Gen Bajwa's image in US during PTI govt? asks Imran Khan

09:17 PM | 28 Dec, 2022
Who hired Husain Haqqani to build Gen Bajwa's image in US during PTI govt? asks Imran Khan
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ISLAMABAD – PTI Chairman Imran Khan has claimed that former Pakistan ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani was hired by former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa for his image building in the US during his government, but he being the PM was unaware of this hiring.

In an interview with a private news channel, the former premier said Haqqani, who was the main character in the 2012 “memogate” scandal, was hired in September 2021, adding: “There was PTI government at that time but it was not aware of his [Haqqani] appointment,” he said.

Khan said when a plan for regime change was being hatched, he and the then finance minister Shaukat Tarin had tried to convince Gen Bajwa that economy situation could deteriorate if the setup is changed.

“At that time we were assured of continuity in system but we were being stabbed in the back,” the former premier claimed, adding that he had the messages of the former army chief.

The PTI chief said inflation had surged to a record level, with ongoing freefall of the Pakistani rupee against the dollar.

"Only one person is responsible for the destruction of economy. The dollar was at  Rs178 during the PTI government and now it has surged to the historic level," he said.

He said investors were reluctant to carry on their business in the country as Pakistan's default risk has increased to 100 percent, which was only 5% during the PTI government.

Khan said impression was created that he wanted to appoint Lt Gen Faiz Hameed as next army chief. “This is totally wrong and I didn’t even have any idea of it,” he said.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 24 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 24, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.15 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.15 280.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.4 74.15
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.75 748.75
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.57 916.57
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82

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