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People announce boycott in Punjab as chicken prices hit sky high before Ramazan

10:58 AM | 11 May, 2018
People announce boycott in Punjab as chicken prices hit sky high before Ramazan
LAHORE - As the holy month, Ramazan is going to start next week, the price of chicken in various city of Punjab soared to Rs320 per kilogram, leaving consumers in mental distress.

As per the reports, the price of chicken meat has gone up by Rs100 per kg in a couple of weeks as it was earlier being sold at Rs200 to 220.

Citizens of Lahore, Gujranwala and other cities who are e frenzy over the price hike, have announced not to use the chicken meat until prices are restored to normal.

The consumers lamented the inaction by price controlling authorities, adding that prices of vegetables and fruits are also being increased ahead of Ramazan.

According to shopkeepers, they are selling the meat at high prices because they are getting it at high rates from vendors.

What kind of benefits will be brought by the Ramazan package announced by the government when the prices at local shops are not under control, a citizen said.

 

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

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 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 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 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
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 207.1 209.1
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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