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Pakistan rebuilds, ready to open famous Jain Temple in Lahore

08:45 PM | 7 Dec, 2021
Pakistan rebuilds, ready to open famous Jain Temple in Lahore

LAHORE — Pakistan has reconstructed and renovated the famous Jain Temple in the Punjab capital and it is now going to formally reopen it. 

The temple, which stood tall in all its glory at a famous junction in Lahore called the Jain Mandir intersection, was partially demolished by an angry mob after the 1992 demolition of the Babri Mosque in India.

Almost 30 Hindu temples were damaged in Pakistan after Hindu fanatics led by right wing parties like the BJP razed the Babri Mosque.

Now, nearly 30 years later, Supreme Court Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed has directed the authorities to examine the sites of the Jain and Neela Gumbad (Blue Tomb) temples and take steps for their restoration. The order said that the work should be done without delay and a preliminary report should be submitted within one month. 

Member of National Assembly Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, who is also a member of a commission of the Supreme Court on minority rights, says: “I visited the site on Dec 2 and also appeared in the court in this regard.”

“Pakistan is following its own Constitution in which all religions have the right to practice their faith. I am feeling proud that we are setting examples for others,” he said.


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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