PM Shehbaz calls for immediate measures to protect Pakistani students in Bishkek amid clashes

Tensions persist in parts of Kyrgyzstan's capital

09:02 AM | 18 May, 2024
PM Shehbaz calls for immediate measures to protect Pakistani students in Bishkek amid clashes

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed grave concern for the safety of Pakistani students who were stuck in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Reports surface online claiming deaths and injured Pakistani students in mob violence around student hostels in Bishkek, on Friday night.

In a social media post, PM Sharif said his office is in contact with Embassy and is closely monitoring the unfolding situation. The premier further instructed Pakistan's Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan to provide all necessary support and assistance to the students.

Meanwhile, Pakistani Embassy in Kyrgyzstan urged students to remain indoors due to the mob violence occurring outside their hostels in Bishkek.

Ambassador Hasan Zaigham, in a social media post, assured that the embassy is coordinating with local law enforcement to ensure the safety of Pakistani students.

Pakistani students stuck in Kyrgyzstan can contact +996555554476 and +996507567667 for students to contact in case of an emergency.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


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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