Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico injured in shooting incident

08:18 PM | 15 May, 2024
Slovakia PM

Slovakia's Prime Minister, Robert Fico, was wounded in a shooting incident that took place Wednesday afternoon. Reports from TA3, a Slovakian TV station, indicate that Fico, aged 59, sustained injuries to the stomach after four shots were fired outside the House of Culture in Handlova. The town, located approximately 150 kilometers northeast of the capital, was the venue for a meeting between the Prime Minister and his supporters. Authorities have apprehended a suspect in connection with the incident.

Following the shooting, police cordoned off the area, and Prime Minister Fico was swiftly transported to a hospital in Banska Bystrica.

The shooting comes amidst heightened political tensions in Slovakia, just three weeks before crucial European Parliament elections. Populist and hard-right parties across the 27-nation bloc are anticipated to make significant gains in the upcoming elections.

Deputy Speaker of Parliament Lubos Blaha confirmed the incident during a parliamentary session, subsequently adjourning proceedings until further notice.

In response to the attack, Slovakia's major opposition parties, Progressive Slovakia and Freedom and Solidarity, canceled a planned protest against a controversial government plan to overhaul public broadcasting. They expressed condemnation of the violence and called for restraint among politicians to prevent further escalation of tensions.

President Zuzana Caputova condemned the attack as "brutal and ruthless," emphasizing the need for unity in denouncing such acts of violence.


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 28, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.25 for selling.

Euro stands at 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal increased to 73.45.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.25
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.03 748.03
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.42 38.82
Danish Krone DKK 40.44 40.84
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.62 35.97
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 904.07 913.07
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.05 59.65
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.6 7.75


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