Asia Cup: UAE police arrest 391 Afghan nationals over violence after PAKvAFG thriller

08:46 AM | 10 Sep, 2022
Asia Cup: UAE police arrest 391 Afghan nationals over violence after PAKvAFG thriller
Source: A screengrab of Twitter video

SHARJAH – Police in United Arab Emirates (UAE) arrested over 390 Afghan nationals involved in launching attacks on Pakistani spectators and vandalism at the Sharjah International Stadium after their team was defeated by the Green Shirts in a match of the Asia Cup 2022 earlier this week.  

Reports said that the administration of the Gulf state would impose heavy fines on them, adding that they are also likely to be expelled from the country over violence.

Videos shared on social media showed Afghanistan’s fans resorting to vandalism in stands of the stadium as they lost their cool after losing match in the nail-biting thriller.

Pakistan’s Naseem Shah smashed two much-needed sixes in last over delivered by Afghanistan’s Fazalhaq Farooqi, earing Pakistan one-wicket victory and taking the team to the final where it will be facing Sri Lanka.

However, fans of the Afghanistan cricket team were outraged after losing the match as they started damaging chairs in the stadium.

Videos also showed some of Afghan fans hurling the chairs at Pakistani spectators out of anger.

During the match, Pakistan’s hitter Asif Ali and Afghan bowler Fareed Ahmed engaged in a heated exchange.


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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