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May 9 riots: 51 suspects sentenced to five years in jail

04:39 PM | 30 Mar, 2024
May 9 riots: 51 suspects sentenced to five years in jail
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GUJRANWALA – An anti-terrorism court in Gujranwala handed 51 suspects five years in jail and imposed fine in a case related to May 9 riots. 

Reports said, a woman judge of ATC announced the ruling during a hearing at the Central Jail.

The convicts include newly-elected PTI-backed MPA Kaleemullah Khan. 

They have been convicted for blocking roads, attacking sensitive installations in Gujranwala Cantt and other charges. The suspects were sentenced to jail for five years under eight different sections of law. 

The Gujranwala ATC issued the ruling after hearing the May 9 case for three months at the Central Jail amid tight security. 

PTI workers stated violent protests on May 9, 2023 following the arrest of former prime minister Imran Khan in a corruption case. The enraged political workers also entered the Cantt area and damaged various public properties. 

They also attacked the sensitive installations in the Cantt, prompting strict response from the then federal government as several PTI stalwarts were arrested in the drive. 

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Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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