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Unidentified attackers vandalise Hindu temple in Karachi's Korangi

07:03 PM | 9 Jun, 2022
Unidentified attackers vandalise Hindu temple in Karachi's Korangi
Source: Sameer Kay Vlogs (Youtube)

KARACHI – In a shocking incident of vandalism against the worship places, unidentified attackers damaged a Hindu temple in the Korangi area of the port city, it emerged late Wednesday.

Reports in local media said the statues of Hindu deities were attacked at Shri Mari Maata Mandir, which is located within the limits of Korangi police station.

Soon after the incident, local police rushed to the scene to inspect the premises and inquire about the incident. Some local residents, who were the eye witnesses, told the police that six to eight attackers came into the area on motorcycles and stormed the temple.

The attackers started pelting stones at idols, and threatened the workers, who were painting the walls, before fleeing from the crime scene.

Following the statements from eyewitnesses, a case was registered under sections 295, 427, 506, and 34 as investigators are getting CCTV footage of the adjoining area to nab the miscreants.

Meanwhile, New Delhi also conveyed its protest to Islamabad on the incident, the Indian ministry of external affairs spokesperson told the media.

This is not the first time when worship placed belonging to the minority population comes under attack. Last year, a historical temple located at the bank of the Indus River in Kotri was allegedly desecrated by unidentified people.

Earlier, a Hindu temple in Bhong was vandalized and torched, however, it was rebuilt on the orders of provincial administration.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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