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Journalists, civil society condemn Punjab police raid at Parvez Elahi's residence

10:48 AM | 29 Apr, 2023
Journalists, civil society condemn Punjab police raid at Parvez Elahi's residence
Source: social media

LAHORE – A heavy contingent of Punjab Police raided the residence of PTI President Parvez Elahi in a late-night operation to detain the defiant leader, who is a known critic of the incumbent government.

Anti riots personnel and ACE officials barged into the house climbing over boundary walls to enter the premises while the main gate was smashed using an armored vehicle and Elahi’s staffers including some women were arrested.

The violent action by the law enforcers prompted a strong reaction on social media and trends like #PakistanUnderFascism appeared on Twitter, where thousands shared two cents on incumbent government for targeting rivals.

Top Pakistani journalists, activists and politicians of the former ruling party condemned the raid, and opposed authorities to set a terrible precedent by attacking rivals using such tactics.

Some called it a cowardly act while others warned the ruling alliance to stop such operations as talks between the two sides are underway amid a political quagmire.

Here’s how journalists, politicians, and activists react to the development.

In the wee hours on Saturday, cops searched Elahi's house but could not find him, and the operation was ended after six hours.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal 12 April

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 12, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 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 - 12 April 2024


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