Pakistan repairs churches, compensates Christian families after Jaranwala mob attack  

01:40 PM | 13 Oct, 2023
Pakistan repairs churches, compensates Christian families after Jaranwala mob attack  
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FAISALABAD – Authorities have repaired 20 Churches damaged in a mob attack in Jaranwala city in August this year over blasphemy allegations, a government official told foreign journalists.

On the invitation of Caretaker CM Punjab Mohsin Naqvi, a delegation of foreign journalists visited tehsil Jaranwala a day earlier. Faisalabad Deputy Commissioner Abdullah Nayyer Sheikh and CPO Muhammad Ali Zia welcomed the delegation.

The deputy commissioner briefed the journalists about rehabilitation of victims in the Jaranwala incident and repairing of churches.

Sheikh said that the government had paid financial aid of Rs2 billion to each family, adding that the victims have re-settled in their houses peacefully.

The DC also appreciated Muslim and Christian leaders for their cooperation for establishing peace in the cit. He said divisional, district and tehsil level peace committees played key role in this regard.

On August 16, the mob assault took place in Jaranwala  city after two Christians were accused of desecrating the Holy Quran.

Following the incident, police have registered 222 complaints while over 300 people have been arrested.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 1, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 1, 2024 (Friday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.32 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 353 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 1, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.32 282.35
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.4 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.43 174.43
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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