Evicted resident of Nasla Tower dies of ‘severe depression’

Residents of 55 flats have not received any compensation amount yet

11:18 AM | 18 Dec, 2021
Evicted resident of Nasla Tower dies of ‘severe depression’

KARACHI – Shamim Usman, a resident of Nasla Tower and a former employee of the Pakistan International Airline, succumbed to 'sheer depression' after being forced to leave her home.

The Association of Builders and Developers (ABAD) on Friday said an evicted resident of the Nasla Tower has died of 'severe mental stress'. The deceased was among hundreds of Karachiites who left the illegally constructed building on orders from the country’s top judge.

CJP Gulzar ordered the demolition of the tower built partly on the service lane in the Sindhi Muslim Cooperative Housing Society.

Reports quoting officials also added the 65 years old had earlier appealed to the apex court, and other metropolitan administration not to bulldoze the residence while the residents of 55 flats have not received any compensation amount yet.

Builders association also claimed that Shamim was suffering from depression after she was forced to vacate her flat in the multi-story building. The deceased reportedly invested all her money including service benefits on retirement.

Meanwhile, the demolition of the tall building is currently underway and a large number of laborers are busy razing the building.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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