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Corruption behind disarray, sexual harassment at Atif Aslam concert

04:46 PM | 16 Jan, 2017
Corruption behind disarray, sexual harassment at Atif Aslam concert
KARACHI - Social media is rife with horror stories of what took place at a recent Atif Aslam and Abida Parveen concert in Karachi organized by Munik (Model United Nations IBA Karachi).

According to reports, dozens of girls were molested and sexually harassed at the venue. Many concert-goers are blaming it on mismanagement. However, it has been revealed to Daily Pakistan the actual cause of mismanagement was the alleged unscrupulous corruption by the IBA students managing the event.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqkWcxK3Igw

Talking to Daily Pakistan on the condition of anonymity, one of the organizers revealed that the event management had sold thousands of fake tickets (costing between PKR 3000-5000) that were unauthorized by the university. This, he said, was a popular way to make money in student-run events.

He said students who were assigned to print and distribute the tickets had forged a large number of extra tickets in order to earn more money. "The venue was not spacious enough to accommodate people in such a large quantity, nor did the university expect such a huge crowd," he said, adding that most of them entered the venue using forged tickets.

The organizers were unable to handle the large number of extra people, when then broke barricades to flood into VIP enclosures, causing mayhem and sexual harassment, he said.

Hamza Rao is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan. He can be reached at raohamzafree@gmail.com. He tweets at @HamzaRaoxxx

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 24 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 24, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.15 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.15 280.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.4 74.15
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.75 748.75
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.57 916.57
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
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 7.67 7.82

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