Govt to clear Islamabad roads from protesters to end sufferings of commuters

08:13 PM | 14 Nov, 2017
Govt to clear Islamabad roads from protesters to end sufferings of commuters
ISLAMABAD - Federal Ministers have vowed to get cleared Islamabad roads from protesters to end sufferings of commuters.

Addressing a joint news conference in Islamabad on Tuesday evening, Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf said that all Muslims have unflinching faith in finality of Prophethood.

He said that the mistake occurred regarding oath was immediately rectified.

Minister of State for Interior Talal Chaudhry said that the government will try its best to resolve the matter through dialogue.

While addressing a joint press conference with the Minister of State for Interior Affairs Tallal Chaudry, the religious affairs minister said that the government has taken notice of the reservations of the protestors.

"I request the protesters to end their demonstration because the government has taken notice of their reservations," he said, adding that if anyone has any doubts, they should discuss and clear them with the religious affairs ministry.

Vexed by a prolonged sit-in at the Faizabad intersection by activists of religious groups, which has led the administration to close major roads by placing shipping containers, residents of the capital demanded immediate legislation to ban such processions.

They also asked the Supreme Court to take a suo motu notice of their misery for ensuring corrective measures by the administration.

Life in Islamabad’s suburban areas and Rawalpindi has been paralysed for around a week due to the occupation of the Faizabad Interchange by religious groups and the road blockades created by the administration across the city to prevent the deterioration law and order situation.

The writer is a staff member. He has been affiliated with Pakistan's leading English newspapers and worked as News Producer at FM 107.4. Death (as...he is a station, and death is a longest journey from seen to unseen world), Rain, and winter's Full Moon 'Jarray ki Chandani' always fascinate him too much.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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