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Imran Khan writes to Chief Justice to ensure Fawad Chaudhry's ‘constitutional rights’

09:58 AM | 29 Jan, 2023
Imran Khan writes to Chief Justice to ensure Fawad Chaudhry's ‘constitutional rights’
Source: Imran Khan/Facebook

LAHORE – Ousted Pakistani premier and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan on Saturday requested Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial to ensure the ‘constitutional rights’ of his party leader Fawad Chaudhry.

In his letter, the defiant politician mentioned the context of the alleged torture and inhumane treatment meted out to other PTI leaders Azam Swati and Shehbaz Gill during police custody.

Torture on arrested individuals was a violation of articles 9A, 10A, and 14A, Khan’s letter cited as the PTI chief requested the country’s top judge to ensure the self-respect of the arrested individuals as the custodian of the constitution.

“Two of our senior party office-bearers Azam Swati (Senator) and Shahbaz Gill were subjected to custodial torture. My worry is that Fawad Chaudhry will be subject to similar inhuman treatment in violation of Articles 9, 10-A, and 14 of the Constitution,” the letter reads.

Imran raps govt for producing Fawad in court ‘like a terrorist’

The outspoken politician also took to Twitter to condemn the ‘mistreatment’ meted out to his close aide as the authorities produce the party before the court handcuffed and head covered ‘like a terrorist’.

He called it ‘low and vindictive levels the imported government and the state have reached’, adding that the victimisation of PTI leaders left no doubt that Pakistan descended into a ‘banana republic’.

Earlier on Wednesday, law enforcer held senior leader Fawad Chaudhry on charges of threatening the chief of the elections overseeing body and other government officials, in a recent presser.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 23 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 23, 2024 (Friday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro comes down to 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 75.95 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 Feb 2024

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.5 282.45
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.95 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75
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 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.60 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 77.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.87
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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