PML-N senator tells Islamabad Police Imran Khan's lawyer beat him up on live show

09:04 PM | 30 Sep, 2023
Senator Afnan Ullah Khan
Source: Social media

A day after he claimed 'victory' in the fist fight against Imran Khan's lawyer Sher Afzal Khan Marwat on a live TV show, PML-N Senator Afnan Ullah Khan told Islamabad Police that Marwat assaulted him and he suffered injuries on his face as a result. 

The fist fight, captured in a viral video clip widely shared on social media, occurred as the two guests, Senator Afnan Ullah Khan and Sher Afzal Marwat, engaged in a heated argument during the show. The dispute escalated quickly, resulting in Marwat physically assaulting Senator Afnan.

According to the spokesperson for Islamabad Capital Police, a case has been registered against Marwat under sections 506 and 352 of the Pakistan Penal Code at Abpara Police Station on Senator Afnan's application.

In his application to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Islamabad, Senator Afnan alleged that Marwat assaulted him and slapped him three times. The senator claimed that he had to seek medical treatment for injuries to his face and head as he fell unconscious during the fight.

Supporters of both the PML-N and PTI immediately took to social media, attempting to claim victory for their respective representatives in the fist fight. However, the most part of the fight remains hidden from the camera.

Both Senator Afnan and PTI lawyer Marwat took to social media to present their versions of the incident. Senator Khan claimed that Marwat had initiated the attack, but he responded in a befitting manner and taught Marwat a lesson.

"While I firmly believe in non-violence, I am a dedicated soldier of Nawaz Sharif (PML-N supremo). The lesson that Marwat received is a critical reminder for all members of PTI, particularly Imran Khan. They won't be able to show their faces and they would have to wear tinted glasses [to hide scars]," Senator Afnan stated in a tweet.

On his YouTube channel, Javed Chaudhry asserted that Afnan had effectively subdued Marwat, bringing the situation under control.

In response, Marwat accused the TV host of spreading misinformation regarding the incident. He refuted claims that Senator Afnan had gained the upper hand during the scuffle, stating that Afnanullah Khan had fled the studio and sought refuge in a nearby room.

Following the registration of the case against him, Marwat questioned the narrative built by certain media personalities, including Javed Chaudhry, and called for clarification on the "black belt" narrative surrounding Senator Afnan.

"Will Waseem Badami, Javed Chaudhry, and Mansoor Ali Khan clarify their position on the narrative of Black Belt Afnan? Senator Afnan has completely denied you in his complaint as you all claimed in your various V-Logs that the winner was a black belt. However, Black Belt claimed in his complaint (a complaint shared with me by Mishal Yousafzai) that he was brutally beaten, suffered injuries, and was rendered unconscious. This black belt narrative has seriously damaged public confidence in your professional integrity. Do you all have something to say about this?" Marwat wrote on his official X handle.


Pakistani rupee remains stable against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check forex rates

Pakistani rupee remained stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Friday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Friday, the US dollar remained stable and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.

Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 8 December 2023

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.2 286.15
Euro EUR 308 311
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.4 78.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 757.23 765.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.89 40.29
Danish Krone DKK 41.19 41.59
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.41 36.71
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 921.71 930.71
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.02 61.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.54 176.54
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.05 26.35
Omani Riyal OMR 739.62 747.62
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.22 78.92
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.12 27.42
Swiss Franc CHF 324.94 327.44
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

Gold remains under pressure in Pakistan; Check today gold rates here

Gold prices witnessed negative trend in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 9 December 2023

On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,600, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,560.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs199,465, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs190, 400 and 18k gold rate is Rs163,200.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Saturday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Karachi PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Islamabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Peshawar PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Quetta PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Sialkot PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Attock PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Gujranwala PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Jehlum PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Multan PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Bahawalpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Gujrat PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Nawabshah PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Chakwal PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Hyderabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Nowshehra PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Sargodha PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Faisalabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Mirpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530


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