US reacts to Imran Khan’s sentence in cipher case

11:32 AM | 31 Jan, 2024
US reacts to Imran Khan’s sentence in cipher case

WASHINGTON – The United States State Department refrained from providing detailed commentary on the 10-year sentence handed to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan in the cipher case.

During the daily press briefing on Tuesday, department spokesperson Matthew Miller stated, “It’s a matter for the Pakistani courts.” He reiterated that Khan’s sentencing was a legal issue primarily under the jurisdiction of Pakistani courts.

“We have been monitoring the cases brought against the former prime minister, but we do not have any comments on the sentencing,” he remarked.

Both Khan and PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi received 10-year sentences each in the cipher case, which revolves around accusations that Khan disclosed the contents of a secret cable sent by the country’s ambassador in Washington to the government in Islamabad.

This marks the second conviction for the embattled PTI founder in recent months. Previously, he was sentenced to three years in a corruption case, leading to his disqualification from the upcoming general elections.

Miller emphasized that the prosecution of the former prime minister is a legal matter, and the State Department would defer to Pakistani courts on such matters. He stressed the importance of a democratic process that allows broad participation for all parties while upholding democratic principles.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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