838 people arrested from Punjab amid PTI protests

10:24 PM | 31 Oct, 2016
838 people arrested from Punjab amid PTI protests
LAHORE - Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah on Monday said that 838 people have been taken into custody by Punjab, adding that only 400 could reach Bani Gala for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf's (PTI) Nov 2nd protest in the federal capital.

Addressing a press conference in Lahore, the minister clarified that neither a house of a political worker was raided nor any female worker was detained.

Imran Khan will not be allowed to derail the system, he said, adding that Imran has been given three years to hold gatherings.

Referring to PTI leaders' criticism of arrests, Sanaullah said "whatever we say or do that is in reaction.”

The government is applying a defensive strategy and this policy should be applied only in political matters, he maintained.

“What message Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervaiz Khattak is trying to convey to Pakhtuns in Punjab?”said the provincial law minister.

CM KP Pervaiz Khattak is leading a PTI convoy and has vowed to reach the capital for November 02 protest.

Police has been deployed to restrict PTI activists ahead of the Nov 2 Islamabad lockdown. Containers have been brought to Islamabad to seal the Red Zone.

Hamza Rao is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan. He can be reached at He tweets at @HamzaRaoxxx


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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