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The persecuted Chinese Muslims find home and identity in Pakistan

10:39 AM | 12 Aug, 2015
The persecuted Chinese Muslims find home and identity in Pakistan
GILGIT (Web Desk) - Since 1949 thousands of Uighur Muslims left China and the thriving trading town of Kashgar to settle down in Gilgit.  The Muslim community of Xinjiang province of China were forced to leave as they were the victims of cultural and religious oppression in the country, reported BBC.

Insa Khan was only a few years old when she left Xinjiang with her family to travel to Pakistan. She is now 71 years old and has spent most of her life living in Gilgit. As a Muslim, she has religious freedom.


And due to strong ties between China and Pakistan, she can also visit relatives in the autonomous Chinese province of Xinjiang.

China says its development projects have brought prosperity to Xinjiang's big cities.

However, development in Xinjiang is under government control and ownership, and Uighur Muslims point to numerous restrictions that prevent them from celebrating their Muslim culture and rituals.

Nudrrat Khawaja is a journalist and a member of the staff.


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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