Shutdown in IIOJK as Kashmiris observe Martyrs' Day today with renewed resolve

10:33 AM | 13 Jul, 2023
Shutdown in IIOJK as Kashmiris observe Martyrs' Day today with renewed resolve
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SRINAGAR – Kashmir Martyr Day is observed on both sides of the Line of Control as well as by Kashmiri and Pakistani diasporas around the world to commemorate the valour and sacrifices of the Kashmiris.

Kashmir Martyrs Day is being observed to commemorate the martyrdom of those Kashmiris who laid down their lives in front of Srinagar Central Jail on 13th July 1931 for the cause of freedom from Dogra Rule.

A full-day holiday is also being observed in Azad Kashmir on this occasion. Earlier, posters surfaced in Srinagar and other areas of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, paying tributes to the martyrs.

Special meetings are being held to pay rich tributes to Kashmiri martyrs to be followed by protest rallies and demonstrations against India.

In a statement, Hurriyat leaders reiterated their resolve to carry forward the martyrs’ mission till it reaches its logical conclusion.

This tragic incident was held as agitators flocked in during the hearing of the illegal state case against Abdul Qadir Khan, who was facing an unjust trial. During the day, the muezzin called for prayer, which enraged brutal officials.

Police then shot Muezzin(the person who proclaims the call to prayer) dead, but another man replaced him but was met with the same fate. Cops resorted to arbitrary firing, which resulted in the martyrdom of 22 people while over a hundred were injured.

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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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