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Dozens of Pakistani students injured in Bishkek amid Kyrgyzstan students clashes

Pak Embassy says no confirmed reports of any student’s death, urges students to stay indoor

08:44 AM | 18 May, 2024
Dozens of Pakistani students injured in Bishkek amid Kyrgyzstan students clashes
Source: social media

BISHKEK – At least three Pakistani students were reportedly dead, and hundreds were injured in what is said to be a targeted attack by violent mobs amid standoff between locals and Egyptian students in the Capital of Kyrgyzstan. 

Reports in international media said cops were deployed overnight in parts of Kyrgyzstan’s capital, Bishkek, as large crowds gathered in anger over an alleged altercation between locals and foreigners.

Amid the violent clashes, Pakistani students were also attacked and Advisor for Information in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Barrister Saif claimed deaths of three Pakistani students.

Students who are living in Central Asian nation confirmed the riots, stating that attacks on Pakistani student hostels have resulted in multiple injuries.

The victims said female students are also being harassed, and violence has occurred in the hostels targeting both male and female students. 

Bishkek Clashes

As 10,000 Pakistanis are studying in Kyrgyzstan, many took to social media and called on government to protect them. Some of the students lamented police were not helping international students amid tensions.

Pakistani Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan issued advisory instructions for students, asking them to remain indoors until the situation stabilizes and to stay in contact with local law enforcement authorities.

He mentioned taking measures to ensure the safety of the students.Foreign Office spokeswoman Mumtaz Zahra Baloch also acknowledged the message from the Pakistani embassy and confirmed that the embassy is in contact with Kyrgyz authorities.

“The protection of Pakistanis is of utmost importance,” Baloch said.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 21 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 21, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.75
Euro EUR 297  299.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5  354 
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80  75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.75 73.5
Australian Dollar AUD 181.2 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.91 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.11 40.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.62 916.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 28.83 29.13
Omani Riyal OMR 723.62 731.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.08 317.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74

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