Axe falls on women as motorbike rally at PSL semi-final in Lahore cancelled

03:01 PM | 20 Mar, 2018
Axe falls on women as motorbike rally at PSL semi-final in Lahore cancelled
LAHORE - Punjab government on Tuesday shelved a plan to organise a women's motorbike rally at the opening ceremony of PSL 2018 semi-final in Lahore for unknown reasons.

An official of Chief Minister's Strategic Reforms Unit (SRU) confirmed that rally, which was set to be carried out by the Women on Wheels (WOW) today at Gaddafi Stadium before PSL match, has been cancelled, but declined to tell the reason.

Women-on-Wheels trainees had been invited to the PSL semi-final in efforts to promote women empowerment.

It appears that the first women bikers rally has been cancelled due to security as foreign players are also taking part in the game.

The first elimination match will be played between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators to make a place in the final.

SRU Director General Salman Sufi on Monday said, “The trainees of the WOW campaign will be held at Lahore’s Qaddafi Stadium before the start of the first fixture”.

“Six bikers will participate in the rally which aims to provide females with mobility as well as empower and help them reclaim public spaces,” he added.

Celebrities such as Jugnu Mohsin, Sohai Ali Abro, Mira Sethi and Juggun Kazim was to attend the bike rally.

Sufi had said they were thankful to the Pakistan Cricket Board for taking the commendable step of allowing WOW to hold a rally ahead of the match.

He had further said that as per the directives of the Punjab chief minister over 10,000 women across the province would have been trained to ride motorbikes and provided customised motorcycles at subsidised rates.

“Over 3,500 women in Lahore, Multan, Sargodha and Faisalabad have been given free motorcycle training,” Sufi added.

The date to apply to acquire a motorcycle on subsidised rates has been extended till April 25.



Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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