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‘Election rigging’: Flights schedule, traffic disrupted as police and protesters clash in Karachi

04:49 PM | 24 Feb, 2024
‘Election rigging’: Flights schedule, traffic disrupted as police and protesters clash in Karachi
Source: Social media

KARACHI – Police have lobbed tear gas and baton-charged JUI-F protesters at Sharea Faisal road as they tried to reach the Karachi Press Club for staging a sit-n against alleged rigging in Feb 8 general elections. 

Reports said police resorted to shelling and baton charge near Nursery point on the road, causing massive traffic jam. The protesters in retaliation also hurled stones at the police officials, ensuing clashes.  

JUI-F Sindh general secretary Rashid Mehmood Soomro said that the police were using force to stoptheir peaceful procession without any legal notice in different areas of the port city.

Saying his party’s mandate was stolen in the elections, he asked the Supreme Court and high court to take notice of the situation. 

The protests has caused traffic jams from Nursery towards FTC while motorists are facing problems near Karsaz where the political parties were staging protest against election rigging. 

Meanwhile, the protests have disrupted flight schedule at the Karachi airport as people are unable to reach their timely to take their flights. 

Karachi to Dubai, Karachi to Muscat, Karachi to Lahore and other flights have been delayed keeping in view the ongoing political situation in the city. 

Earlier in the day, newly-elected members of the Sindh Assembly took oath in the maiden session of the assembly. Elections for the slots of Sindh Assembly speaker and deputy spearker will be held tomorrow. 

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 13 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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