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9th Muharram processions taken out across country amid tight security

12:47 AM | 12 Oct, 2016
9th Muharram processions taken out across country amid tight security
LAHORE (Staff Report) - The mourning processions to commemorate tragic events of Karbala on 9th Muharram were taken out in various cities across the country amid tight security on Tuesday.

In Lahore, Over 2000 security personnel have been deployed on the routes of the processions.

DIG Operation, Lahore, Dr Haider Ashraf said every house on the procession routes had been searched to ensure fool proof security.

Also Read: Security beefed up for Ashura processions across the country

In Karachi, the main procession was taken out from Nishtar Park and the streets leading to MA Jinnah Road were sealed with shipping containers and other barriers as a security arrangement.

The main ‘alam’ procession was brought out in the morning from Imambargah Hussainia Hall Peshawar while in Lahore the main procession was taken out from Pando street Islampura.

Read More: Cell phone services to remain suspended across country on Ashura

More than 3500 security staff including police personnel and rangers were deployed in Islamabad and the procession was monitored with CCTV cameras.

In Quetta, the main procession emerged from Imambargah Nasir Al Aza.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal 12 April

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 12, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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