Pakistani journalist Asad Kharal beaten up near Lahore airport

02:12 AM | 6 Jun, 2018
Pakistani journalist Asad Kharal beaten up near Lahore airport
LAHORE – Two Pakistani journalists came under attack late on Tuesday by unidentified men in the capital city of Punjab.

Columnist Gul Bukhari was on her way to appear in a Waqt News TV show when some unidentified persons intercepted her vehicle near Sherpao Bridge in Cantonment area. She was reported by fellow colleagues to have gone missing. However, she returned home safely early Wednesday morning, according to anchorperson Gharidah Farooqi.

Bukhari is an contributing writer at The Nation newspaper.

In another similar incident, Asad Kharal, an investigative journalist and chief news analyst of BOLNETWORK, was badly beaten up near Lahore airport by armed men. He was shifted to Lahore's Services Hospital with multiple injuries.

Kharal is known for digging the corruption stories and challenging the corrupt mafia.

The alleged aduction triggered hashtag #BringBackGulBukhari on Twitter.

Maryam Nawaz Sharif, the daughter of former prime minister expressed concern over the abduction of Bukhari from Lahore.

Pakistan Peoples Party’s Aseefa Bhutto Zardari hoped for Bukhari’s safe and sound recovery.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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