Lahore attacks: Youhanabad on high security alert ahead of victims rite

12:01 PM | 17 Mar, 2015
Lahore attacks: Youhanabad on high security alert ahead of victims rite
LAHORE (Web Desk) – Security has been beefed up in Youhanabad area on Tuesday as Christian community prepared to bury their beloved ones who were killed in Sunday’s twin suicide blasts, local media reported.

The dead toll later rose to 17 as three more people succumbed to their injuries.

The suicide blasts sparked mob violence in the city. The mob smashed vehicles and attacked a city bus station in a rare show of anger following the blasts.

Yesterday, thousands of Christians rioted in Lahore, smashing property and vehicles as they clashed with police in a second day of protests.

The Punjab Government has deployed Rangers at Youhanabad to control violent protesters.

Officials said all entry and exit points of the area have been sealed to avert any untoward incident on the occasion of funerals in the area at around 11:00 am, with thousands of policemen also deployed to safeguard Metro Bus station.

Ferozepur Road has been blocked for Chungi Amar Sadhu to Kahna due to security reasons.

A contingent of eighty Rangers personnel has arrived in Youhanabad whereas five thousand policemen have been deployed around the area, DIG Operations Haider Ashraf said.

Police have also registered cases against 24 miscreants.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

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

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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