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Saudi Arabia arrests over 8000 violators of residency laws

Web Desk 06:37 PM | 9 Jan, 2023
Saudi Arabia arrests over 8000 violators of residency laws
Source: https://euromedmonitor.org/en/article/3250/-New-arrests-of-prominent-activists-and-media-professionals-in-Saudi-Arabia

RIYADH - The authorities in Saudi Arabia have arrested around 14,740 violators of residency, labor laws and border security regulations in various regions of the country within a week.

The Ministry of Interior announced that the arrests were made during the week from December, 29, 2022 to January, 4, 2023 in joint field campaigns carried out by various units of the security forces across the Kingdom .

Among those nabbed, 8,058 violated residency system, 4,283 were violators of the border security rules, and 2,399 breached the labor laws.

Another 832 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom. Amongst these, 53% were Yemenis, 44% Ethiopians, and 3% of other nationalities; 61 violators were caught trying to cross the border to exit Saudi Arabia.

The authorities detailed that 15 people who were involved in transporting and harboring violators of residency and work regulations and practiced cover up activities were also arrested.

As per the official data, 34,103 violators are currently subjected to procedures for violating regulations, of which 32,468 are men and 1,635 are women. Out of these, 24,440 violators were referred to their diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents, 2,600 violators were referred to complete their travel reservations, and 11,762 violators were deported as well.

The Ministry of Interior also elaborated that anyone who facilitates the entry of an infiltrator into Saudi Arabia or provides the individual transportation or shelter or any assistance or service shall be punished with penalties of up to 15 years in prison, and a maximum fine of SR1 million, in addition to the confiscation of the means of transportation and accommodation.

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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 February 5, 2023 (Sunday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 280.9 284.25
Euro EUR 299 302
UK Pound Sterling GBP 335 338
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 192 194
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.72
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.3

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,300 on Sunday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,010.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

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 205,300 PKR 2,360
Karachi PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Islamabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Peshawar PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Quetta PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Sialkot PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Attock PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Gujranwala PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Jehlum PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Multan PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Bahawalpur PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Gujrat PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Nawabshah PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Chakwal PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Hyderabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Nowshehra PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Sargodha PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Faisalabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Mirpur PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360

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