Pakistani lawyers go on nationwide strike due to assault, crackdown by Punjab police

10:17 AM | 9 May, 2024
Pakistani lawyers go on nationwide strike due to assault, crackdown by Punjab police
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LAHORE – Lawyers in Pakistan went on strike, demanding police to release dozens of their colleagues arrested after a clash outside Lahore High Court on Wednesday.

A large contingent of Punjab police was witnessed outside Lahore High Court (LHC) after protests by the legal fraternity amid crackdown on their demonstration in the provincial capital.

This crackdown was in response to the lawyers' protest against the filing of terrorism-related cases against their colleagues and the shifting of civil courts.

Police arrested several lawyers during a violent protest demanding dismissal of cases against their fellows and withdrawal of the notification for transfer of civil courts to Model Town.

In wake of police high-handedness, lawyers announced a boycott of court proceedings and planned meetings at the LHC and Aiwan-e-Adal. In solidarity wit lawyers, courts in Karachi and other cities will remain closed. Prisoners were also not brought to court due to the strike.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


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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