Machh massacre — Hazara community reluctant to end sit-in till PM Imran visits Quetta

11:55 AM | 5 Jan, 2021
Machh massacre — Hazara community reluctant to end sit-in till PM Imran visits Quetta

QUETTA – Thousands of people protesting the brutal killing of 11 coal miners in Balochistan's Machh area have refused to end their sit-in till Prime Minister Imran Khan visits Quetta and takes up the matter.

All the deceased belonged to Shia Hazara community. The families along with more than 2,000 protesters have blocked Quetta-Sibi highway with dead bodies placing on the roads since Sunday.

The Islamic State, a terror outfit, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Balochistan Shia Conference chief Agha Daud said that the protest will not be called off until the killers are arrested.

He also called for decisive action against such elements to curb the latest wave of killing in Balochistan.

On Monday, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed reached Quetta to settle the issue. He informed them that the government was ready to accept all the demands except disbanding the Balochistan government.

On Sunday, eleven coal miners were gunned down while three others were reportedly injured after armed men opened fire near Machh coalfield.

According to the Levies force, coal miners were kidnapped and then taken to a deserted location where the attackers executed them. The bodies and injured people have been moved to Mach’s district. 


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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