Pakistan honors martyrs on first anniversary of May 9 violence

09:22 AM | 9 May, 2024
Pakistan honors martyrs on first anniversary of May 9 violence

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani government and people are observing May 9 as a black day on Thursday.

On this day in 2023, the country of 240 million saw unprecedented chaos as political activists of a leading party vandalised state buildings, monuments of martyrs and military installations.

To mark the day, the government has arranged a special meeting of federal cabinet, which will be addressed by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

PM Sharif will also address a special event, in connection with May 9 incidents at the Convention Centre Islamabad on Thursday.

The opposition Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), which faced massive oppression after the riots, planned to hold gatherings nationwide to show support for its incarcerated leader, Imran Khan.

On the first anniversary, the government's slogan for the day is 'May 9, never again', and Section 144 has been imposed in Islamabad and Punjab to counter PTI's protests.

PTI spokesperson Raoof Hasan also alleged a crackdown on PTI supporters ahead of their planned protests, with many arrests made across the country. PTI plans to hold peaceful rallies at every provincial assembly constituency to mark the day.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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