Kyrgyzstan shifts to online exams amidst violence against foreign students

06:40 PM | 19 May, 2024
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Following recent violent incidents targeting foreign students, particularly Pakistanis, in Kyrgyzstan, the Afghan Ministry of Education has taken decisive action, announcing that university examinations will now be conducted online.

A statement from the Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Education reveals that all university exams will transition to digital platforms, allowing students to return to their home countries, except those in their final semester.

According to the directive issued by the Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Education, online exams will cover semesters one through nine, with the exam schedule distributed through WhatsApp.

The decision comes in the wake of an alarming event that took place on Friday in Bishkek where hundreds of Kyrgyz individuals launched attacks on residential buildings housing foreign students, including Pakistani nationals who constitute a significant portion of the diverse student population studying and working in the Central Asian nation.

The unrest erupted following the circulation of viral videos depicting a violent altercation earlier in the month between Kyrgyz and Egyptian students. The dissemination of these videos online ignited a surge of anti-foreigner sentiment throughout the week, ultimately culminating in the targeted assault on student accommodations.

In response to the escalating violence, the Kyrgyz government swiftly deployed security forces on Friday to intervene and restore order in the affected areas.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 20 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 20, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Baht THB 7.58 7.73


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