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Rangers arrest 16 MQM workers for forcibly collecting Fitrana

12:08 PM | 2 Jul, 2015
Rangers arrest 16 MQM workers for forcibly collecting Fitrana
KARACHI (Staff Report) - At least 16 MQM workers have been arrested by Rangers paramilitary force for forcibly collecting Fitrana in Rizvia Society early hours of Thursday.

A spokesman for Rangers claimed that about 1,000 receipts and Rs31,500 were recovered from the possession of the suspects.

Reacting to the arrests, the MQM’s Coordination Committee issued an overnight press release saying that Zakat and Fitrana is being declared as extortion money.

“Under what law collecting Zakat or fitra has become a crime?” the committee asked in a statement issued immediately after the arrests were made.

Khimat-e-Khalq Foundation – MQM’s charity wing – carries out its philanthropy work for the welfare of the masses, it said.

“Arresting workers for collecting Zakat and Fitra is an attempt to create hurdles in the way of welfare work and an atrocity on the masses,” it added.

Earlier, the party had announced that it will soon formulate a strategy against what it termed ‘unwarranted arrests’ of the party workers in the city.

Speaking at a press conference, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said the MQM activists were being arrested without any reason. “Over 25 MQM workers including three sector in-charges have been arrested in the last seven days,” he added.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

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

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

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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