China calls back Confucius Institutes' teachers from Pakistan after Karachi university attack

10:22 AM | 16 May, 2022
China calls back Confucius Institutes' teachers from Pakistan after Karachi university attack
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KARACHI – China has called back its instructors teaching at Confucius Institutes in different cities of Pakistan days after three Chinese nationals were killed in a suicide attack at the University of Karachi, it emerged on Monday. 

The Confucius Institutes, which are run as non-profit educational institutions, were established in different cities with collaboration of Pakistan and Chinese universities. 

The institutes are committed to providing Chinese language and cultural teaching resources and services to people in Pakistan. 

An official of the Karachi’s Confucius Institute told Geo News that Chinese instructors have left for their country after the attack. 

He said that the educational activities will continue with the help of Pakistani teachers, adding that the department is also considering an option to hold online classes and exams for Mandrin language. 

On April 26, a female suicide bomber blew herself up near a van outside the Confucius Institutes at the Karachi University, leaving four people, including three Chinese teachers, dead and four others injured. 

A banned outfit had claimed the responsibility for the attack. The security agencies have launched an operation against elements involved in the deadly attack. 


US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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