Lawyers arrested after clash with police outside LHC amid protests

11:49 AM | 8 May, 2024
Lawyers arrested after clash with police outside LHC amid protests

LAHORE – Key artery in Lahore witnessed chaotic scenes on Wednesday noon as lawyer groups engaged in clash with police amid protests outside Lahore High Court.

Clips aired on local media show huge number of lawyers protesting at Lahore's famous GPO chowk while police baton charge agitators to disperse them.Several lawyers have been arrested amid the agitation. 

Large contingents of Lahore police started deployment and used tear gas, baton charge to stop lawyers of Punjab Bar Council, Lahore Bar Association (LBA), and other bodies.

Some lawyers were also injured in a confrontation while traffic was badly disturbed in the metropolis.

The clashes started after lawyers decided to take out a protest rally. Lawyers are conducting strike and holding protest against decision to shift Lahore’s civil courts, and registration of terrorism-related cases against lawyers. 

Lawyers bodies also demanding LHC chief justice to reverse decision on court shifting. Some of the protesters carried placards reading ‘Judicial dictatorship rejected.’

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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