Imam shot dead at mosque’s entrance in Palestine

Dawood Rehman 05:49 PM | 3 Apr, 2018
Imam shot dead at mosque’s entrance in Palestine
JERUSALEM - An imam was shot dead at the entrance to a mosque in the Arab town of Umm al-Fahm after Fajr prayers, Israeli press reported on Tuesday.

Sheikh Muhammad Saadah, 45, was killed at the entrance to the al-Tawhid mosque in the town in the Haifa district, west of the Palestinian West Bank, according to Israel's ambulance service.

Paramedics arrived at the scene and declared the victim dead as a result of bullet wounds to his upper body.

In a statement, the Imam's Association in Umm al-Fahm called on the police to launch an investigation into the killing.

Umm al-Fahm near the West Bank has a majority Arab Palestinian population.

The Arab Palestinian minority in Israel amounts to 20 percent of the country's population, yet citizens face institutional discrimination in health, education, politics and justice, according to Mossawa, an organisation that documents violations against Palestinian-Arab citizens of Israel.

Dawood Rehman
Dawood Rehman

The writer is a member of the staff.


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on January 30, 2023 (Monday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 11:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 270 272.5
Euro EUR 275.75 278.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 313 316
U.A.E Dirham AED 69.75 70.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 67.25 67.9
Australian Dollar AUD 178.5 180.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 644.19 652.19
Canadian Dollar CAD 187.5 189.7
China Yuan CNY 35.71 36.11
Danish Krone DKK 35.38 35.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 30.94 31.29
Indian Rupee INR 2.97 3.08
Japanese Yen JPY 2.53 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 793.09 802.09
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 57.02 57.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 156.69 158.69
Norwegians Krone NOK 24.46 24.75
Omani Riyal OMR 629.39 637.39
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 66.54 67.24
Singapore Dollar SGD 184.38 186.38
Swedish Korona SEK 23.51 23.81
Swiss Franc CHF 263.01 265.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.38 7.52

KARACHI – The price of gold soared to an all-time high of Rs210,500 on Monday as experts believe the rally has further to go in the coming days.

The price of gold surpassed the Rs200,000 mark per told for the first time in history amid local currency depreciation as the economic crisis worsened.

According to All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA), the price of 24 carats of gold witnessed an increase of Rs1,500 to reach Rs210,500 while the price of 10 grams settled at Rs180,470 after a surge of Rs1,285.

Meanwhile, the Pakistani rupee continued its losing streak against the US dollar, it plummeted to Rs262.60 against the dollar in the interbank market today on Monday, sliding around Rs7 on the first day of the week.


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