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Security around US consulates beefed up ahead of protests over Trump's Jerusalem move

12:55 PM | 8 Dec, 2017
Security around US consulates beefed up ahead of protests over Trump's Jerusalem move
KARACHI - The security of consulates of United States in Lahore and Karachi has been ramped up due to calls by religious groups for country-wide protests owing to Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

The roads leading to American Consulates have been blocked by containers whereas strict security measurements have also been ensured to avoid any untoward situation.

In the federal capital, the Jamaat-e-Islami will show demonstrations at Aabpara, the Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen in G-6 and lawyers at the F-8 district courts.

Meanwhile, in Rawalpindi, a protest will be taken out at Choor Chowk.

In Karachi, the Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen will stage a protest in Nazimabad, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) in Banaras, Tanzeem-e-Islami at the Karachi Press Club and the Islami Jamiat-e-Talba (IJT) at North Nazimabad.

The religious parties led by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) will be holding a protest in front of the American Consulate.

Moreover, Hafiz Saeed's Jamaatud Dawa  (JuD) will take out a protest at Chauburji.

Similarly, lawyers' bodies will take out a protest at GPO Chowk on Mall Road, located next to the Lahore High Court.

In Peshawar, the Difa-e-Pakistan Council, an amalgamation of religious parties, will take out a protest outside the Peshawar Press Club while the JI will protest outside the Mahabat Khan Mosque and Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT) on Kohat Road.

Earlier, JI chief Sirajul Haq said that the decision was likely to cause tensions in the Muslim world and that Trump was putting world peace at risk with such decisions.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan also denounced the move and expressed that it was a move to stir chaos in Middle-East.

The writer is a civil servant.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 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 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
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 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
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 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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