Kashmiris to observe 15 August as Black Day against Indian brutalities

Dawood Rehman 07:04 PM | 13 Aug, 2015
Kashmiris to observe 15 August as Black Day against Indian brutalities
BRUSSELS (Online) - The Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) will hold a protest demonstration in front of Indian Embassy in Brussels on August 15 to mark its Independence Day as “black day”, said a press release on Thursday.

Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and across the world observe the Indian Independence Day as "black say’’ on August 15 every year.


KC-EU Chairman Ali Raza Syed said that besides representatives of different organisations in Belgium, a large number of the people from other EU countries were expected to attend the demonstration in Brussels.

“We would gather against human rights violations committed by New Delhi in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) to express solidarity with the people of IHK”, he said.

He expressed grave concerns over the current situation in IHK and said that people in IHK were not even allowed to hold peaceful demonstrations.

The chairman also condemned killings of citizens of Azad Kashmir by Indian forces across the line of control and said, people of both sides of Kashmir are not safe from Indian atrocities and called for immediate international attention on the existing situation in IHK and as well as affected areas of Azad Kashmir along with LoC.


“The Indian government should hand over the remains of two great martyrs of Kashmir, Afzal Guru and Maqbool Butt to their families in Kashmir for proper funeral and decent burial”, he demanded.

The Chairman (KC EU) called for the Indian authorities to end the illegal detention of innocent Kashmiris including both elders and youth of IHK taken into custody by security forces and demanded to repeal the draconian laws including Public Safety Act (PSA) in held territory.

“Kashmir Council EU urged the United Nations to fulfil its responsibilities on the long-standing Kashmir issue and take stern action against Indian atrocities in IHK” and express his resolve to continue peaceful struggle for Kashmiris, the chairman concluded.

Dawood Rehman
Dawood Rehman

The writer is a member of the staff.


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 02, 2023 (Thursday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 271.1 271.6
Euro EUR 298.27 298.87
UK Pound Sterling GBP 335.5 336.2
U.A.E Dirham AED 73.03 73.33
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.49 71.80
Australian Dollar AUD 188.9 191.3
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.73 720.73
Canadian Dollar CAD 200.95 203.15
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.11 39.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 877.76 886.76
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.3

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs207,100 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,670.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs164,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 179,100.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Karachi PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Islamabad PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Peshawar PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Quetta PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Sialkot PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Attock PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Gujranwala PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Jehlum PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Multan PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Bahawalpur PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Gujrat PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Nawabshah PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Chakwal PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Hyderabad PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Nowshehra PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Sargodha PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Faisalabad PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Mirpur PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420


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