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Where Am I?

09:47 PM | 8 Dec, 2023
Where Am I?

By Sarah Yousuf

Genres: Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Type: Non-Fiction

"As I was roaming around full of misery, if I would ever be able to go back to my regular life alive or not, I saw a cat roaming around as if no worry was upon him. I went towards the cat and sat down beside it, leaning against a tree. I starting talking to it and it started answering by talking. I was so astounded that I sat up and started running. 

My miserable, idiotic life started a few days ago, 2 days approximately. My mom, dad and I came to a park. They told me to go ride the swings and go to the slide. But as soon as I turned my back towards them, they disappeared. 

At first I thought they were messing with me but it soon became serious. I started to look everywhere but they were nowhere to be found. I started thinking if they disowned me. I also thought a meeting showed up and they had to leave, but leaving without me made no sense. I waited and waited and waited but it soon became dark. My hypothesis was correct. 

As I laid down on the cold grass and the wind gushing swiftly, I thought either to start a life like Tarzan or go back home. You must be thinking if I called them, I did call but all in vain. No network, no hotspot, nothing. I was pretty sure it was midnight since many shops were closed or about to be closed so I decided to get myself some food.

After I ate it I felt energetic and I decided to explore the park. The park was very familiar but the surrounding houses and buildings were oblivious to me. There, I saw a man in a magician’s attire and asked him who he was. As he turned towards me, I immediately recognised him. He was my childhood friend Han seo-jun. He recognised me too.

Unfortunately, the same thing was happened to him as well. In the end we decided to go to our neighbours and ask. No one seemed to know us but we knew all of them. We felt as if we were aliens from Jupiter. Then we saw our parents. They were holding babies in their hands. When we told them we are their children they just cursed at us and went away. We concluded that this would be a curse. That was the only thought we could have. 

We decided to go near the sea to calm our nerves. We saw an island on the other side. We had never seen it there, so we built a raft and started and started on our journey. It was shorter than expected taking 2 days as the tide was fast, but not dangerous. Frogs were  jumping up and down my stomach. Han seo-jun divided a piece of bread equally among us. We decided to grab sharp pieces of wood for self defense. 

Then I saw someone. I told Han seo-jun about the man. He told me to follow him. We asked that man if he had any idea where we were. The man slowly turned and transformed into a monster – a humongous one. I shut my eyes as I saw the island breaking into pieces. We both ran for our lives. Suddenly we stopped and as I opened my eyes.

The end!

Thanks for reading while paying attention. Hope you have nightmares because it will come haunt you in your dreams."

This is a literary effort by a student, who can be reached at timapara@yahoo.com

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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
 
26.66
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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