LAHORE – A man was apprehended for vandalizing the statue of Sikh leader Maharaja Ranjit Singh for the third time.
The statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, which is located outside Lahore fort, has been vandalized on Tuesday while the suspect involved in the act has been caught by the passersby who later handed him to police.
The man, who is identified as Rizwan, can be seen damaging the statue of the Sikh leader with a hammer and this time he broke the arms and leg of the statue. He then toppled it down from the rearing horse. He can also be heard chanting slogans while the people get hold of him.
The statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was smashed in the royal for Lahore. The accused entered the fence and smashed the statue.@BBhuttoZardari @BakhtawarBZ @KDSindhi @AsadAToor @MarianaBaabar @Xadeejournalist @Matiullahjan919 @GulBukhari pic.twitter.com/HNgBKh0UmW— Raza Dharejo PPP (Official) (@RazaDharijo) August 17, 2021
Lahore’s Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Ghulam Mahmood Dogar while speaking with a publication mentioned that he took notice and ensured action against the incident. He also directed SP City to reach Lahore Fort and take control of the situation.
The statue was placed outside the Haveli of Rani Jindan which is now called the Sikh Gallery at the Lahore Fort.
The recent incident is the third in a series and it occurred 1.5 years later after the statue was inaugurated following the second attack of vandalism, when two men struck it with wooden rods, resulting in the breakage of one of its arms and damage to other parts.
Earlier, the authorities had taken months to finish the statue of the Singh sitting on his favorite horse, Kahar Bahar, a gift from Dost Muhammad Khan, the founder of the Barakzai dynasty.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on October 4, 2023 (Wednesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||351.5||355|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.74||37.09|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||171.55||173.55|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 201,100 on Wednesday.
The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 172,410.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Karachi||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Islamabad||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Peshawar||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Quetta||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Sialkot||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Attock||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Gujranwala||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Jehlum||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Multan||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Gujrat||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Nawabshah||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Chakwal||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Hyderabad||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Nowshehra||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Sargodha||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Faisalabad||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Mirpur||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|