US condemns harassment of Pakistani-origin reporter who grilled Indian PM about human rights violations

02:29 PM | 28 Jun, 2023
US condemns harassment of Pakistani-origin reporter who grilled Indian PM about human rights violations

WASHINGTON – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced human rights criticism during his recent visit to the United States as the BJP government created a hostile environment for minorities, especially Muslims.

Sabrina Siddiqui, the correspondent of the Wall Street Journal asked Modi a question on human rights violations against Muslims in India, but the female reporter triggered Hindutva-inspired extremists who started a targeted campaign against her.

Amid the harassment, the White House denounced online harassment of Siddiqui. White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby called harassment ‘unacceptable’, and saying the US government absolutely condemns any harassment of journalists anywhere, under any circumstances.

Sharing his views on questions to the Indian premier, he said it is antithetical to the principles of democracy that were on display.

The harassment triggered widespread condemnation from different media organizations including the South Asian Journalists Association which extended its support to Sabrina Siddiqui.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

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

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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