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PTI activists block roads leading to Islamabad in protest against gun attack on Imran Khan

Web Desk 12:25 AM | 8 Nov, 2022
PTI activists block roads leading to Islamabad in protest against gun attack on Imran Khan
Source: Social media

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) activists on Monday blocked highways leading from Peshawar and Lahore to the federal capital in protest against the gun attack on ousted prime minister Imran Khan.

Protests erupted after decisions taken at a meeting presided over by PTI leader Amir Kiyani where the senior leadership of the PTI decided to block all entry and exit points to Islamabad for 72 hours from Tuesday, November 8.

The major protest was staged on Murree Road in Rawalpindi. The road leads directly to Islamabad. PTI activists blocked the road by placing chairs and burning tyres. Another set of protests were staged in Shamsabad.

Several groups were staging smaller protests across the city. One protest was being led by PTI leader Fayyazul Hassan Chauhan, while others by by Raja Basharat, Wasiq Qayyum Abbasi and MPA Haji Amjad.

To maintain the law and order and avoid any untoward incident, heavy contingents of police and Rangers had been dispatched to protest scenes. A spokesperson for the police said, “Cases will be registered against the miscreants.”

The decision to block roads was endorsed by Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Wasiq Qayyum Abbasi who was leading a PTI protest at Shamsabad. He said the highway will remain closed for all kinds of traffic, except ambulances and other emergency vehicles.

During the protest on Monday, PTI leader and former party spokesperson Fayyazul Hassan Chauhan was leading a rally near Allama Iqbal Park on Murree Road in Rawalpindi. PTI activists torched tyres and blocked the road for all kinds of traffic. Chauhan slapped a party activist over hooliganism during the protest.

During their hours-long protest in Shamsabad, a PTI worker climbed an electricity pylon. He touched the wires and received electric shocks. He was shifted to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

Schools closed for two days

Keeping in view the law and order situation in the twin cities, the education authorities closed schools for two days on November 8 and 9.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on January 27, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 07:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 264 266
Euro EUR 274 276.7
UK Pound Sterling GBP 311 314
U.A.E Dirham AED 68.7 69.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 66.4 67
Australian Dollar AUD 176 178
Bahrain Dinar BHD 615.68 620.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 186 188
China Yuan CNY 34.12 34.37
Danish Krone DKK 33.83 34.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 29.52 29.87
Indian Rupee INR 2.81 2.89
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 756.69 761.69
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 52.59 53.04
New Zealand Dollar NZD 148.33 149.53
Norwegians Krone NOK 22.43 22.73
Omani Riyal OMR 600.37 604.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 63.5 64
Singapore Dollar SGD 178 179.3
Swedish Korona SEK 21.78 22.08
Swiss Franc CHF 250.23 251.98
Thai Bhat THB 6.98 7.08

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs203,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,810.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs160,241 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 186,907.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Karachi PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Islamabad PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Peshawar PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Quetta PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Sialkot PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Attock PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Gujranwala PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Jehlum PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Multan PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Bahawalpur PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Gujrat PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Nawabshah PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Chakwal PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Hyderabad PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Nowshehra PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Sargodha PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Faisalabad PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100
Mirpur PKR 203,900 PKR 2,100

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