PTI workers clash with police at Swabi-Islamabad interchange; several vehicles torched amid heavy shelling

07:48 PM | 31 Oct, 2016
PTI workers clash with police at Swabi-Islamabad interchange; several vehicles torched amid heavy shelling
ISLAMABAD - Police have tear-gassed the PTI workers who are in a final push to reach the federal capital and being led by KPK Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak.

Clashes erupted between security personnel and PTI workers when the Khattak-led convoy was close to entering Punjab near the Swabi Interchange, according to media reports.

The PTI workers and supporters are trying to reach Bani Gala, residence of Imran Khan, from where they would launch a massive movement to lock down Islamabad on November 02.

In Hazro, police started shelling upon the party’s workers, who retaliated by hurling stones at policemen.

Enraged protesters also set multiple vehicles and bushes in the area on fire in Hazro, Motorway.

Meanwhile, the government has also enforced measures to deal with PTI workers reaching Islamabad. Containers have been brought to Islamabad to seal the Red Zone.

Before the rally kicked off from Swabi, CM Khattak had asked the party workers not to worry as he would be at the front, adding that the convoy will move forward removing all hurdles.

“If we fail to reach Islamabad today, we will reach there tomorrow,” Khattak told his party workers on Monday evening.

Earlier, police used tear gas shelling to disperse the PTI's convoy led by CM Khattak, stating that they would not be allowed to proceed to Islamabad.

Police alleged that PTI workers were using cranes to remove containers. Meanwhile the Motorway connecting Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to Punjab has been sealed with containers.

The writer is a member of the staff.


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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