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Saudi police detain more than 4,000 beggars from Masjid al-Haram

07:46 PM | 1 Apr, 2024
Saudi police detain more than 4,000 beggars from Masjid al-Haram

During the month of Ramadan, a large number of beggars have arrived in Saudi Arabia, against whom action has been initiated.

According to Arab media reports, Saudi police have rounded up more than 4,000 beggars from the vicinity of the Masjid al-Haram and transferred them to police stations. After legal action, these beggars will be repatriated to their respective countries.

In a statement issued by the Saudi Ministry of Interior, it is demanded to crack down on begging, stating that professional beggars can pose a threat to security, and terrorist organizations can also raise funds through their activities.

The statement further emphasizes that begging is strictly prohibited in Islam, and people should not give charity to beggars as they are part of organized mafia.

The statement from the Saudi Ministry of Interior also mentioned that after Masjid al-Haram, operations against beggars will also be conducted around other holy sites including Masjid al-Nabawi and major mosques.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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