250 injured amid fresh clashes in Occupied-Kashmir

Haider Ali 11:49 AM | 5 Sep, 2016
250 injured amid fresh clashes in Occupied-Kashmir
ISLAMABAD/ SRINAGAR (Web Desk) - As many as 250 Kashmiris protesting against atrocities in the restive region have been left injured after clashes with the administration here on Saturday.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the violent clashes between protesters and Indian forces erupted in Srinagar, Bandipora, Baramulla, Gandarbal, Pulwama, Shopian, Islamabad, Kupwara and Kulgam districts on the 57th consecutive day of anti-India protests and rallies in the region.

The perturbed locals braving a suffocated environment reportedly set a newly built deputy commissioner office on fire in Shopian and attacked the house of a member of so-called Kashmir Assembly in Tral.

As per last reports, scores of people had got stuck in historical Khanqahe-e-Faiz Banah in Tral town amid intense clashes.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed throughout the valley against the visit of a 28-member Indian Parliamentary delegation to occupied Kashmir. Surprisingly, no one except government officials and ministers met the delegation.

The strike call was given by the joint Hurriyet leadership. Indian police arrested Hurriyet leader Masroor Abbas Ansari outside his home as he tried to march towards Srinagar airport as part of joint resistance plan.

Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik in their joint statement said that the Indian war machine was on a spree to kill and disfigure the entire population for demanding the just right to freedom.

Over 65 Kashmiris lost their lives following the unlaw ful killing of fighter Burhan Wani on July 8. International Human Rights Organizations are pushing Indian authorities for a peaceful resolution of conflict.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


ISLAMABAD – Pakistani rupee finally ended its losing streak against US dollar on Tuesday, gaining Rs4.43 after massive depreciation over the last week.

During the intra-day trading, the rupee was hovering at 266.75 with an appreciation of around 1.07 percent as talks between Pakistan and IMF underway for a stalled bailout programme.

Earlier on Monday, the rupee plunged by Rs7 and the greenback touched all-time high of Rs272. Last week, the local currency dropped by Rs24.54 in the interbank market – the largest single-day depreciation in more than two decades.

Finance experts linked the rupee’s recovery to exporters offloading some of their proceeds as remittances and export continued days after dollar cap was removed.

The country of over 220 million is facing a worst economic crisis with the forex reserved held by the country’s central bank remaining at critical $3.68 billion which were not enough to cover a month's import.

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs205,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,530.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs162,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 182,100.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Karachi PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Islamabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Peshawar PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Quetta PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Sialkot PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Attock PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Gujranwala PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Jehlum PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Multan PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Bahawalpur PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Gujrat PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Nawabshah PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Chakwal PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Hyderabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Nowshehra PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Sargodha PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Faisalabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Mirpur PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370


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