Protesters warned of action for not vacating Faizabad interchange in six hours

06:08 PM | 24 Nov, 2017
Protesters warned of action for not vacating Faizabad interchange in six hours
ISLAMABAD - The local administration of Islamabad has once again warned the religious groups staging a sit-in at the Faizabad interchange of action for not vacating the thoroughfare.

According to a letter addressed to the leaders of religious groups, the administration has ordered the protesters to leave the place by 12 midnight today (Friday), otherwise, the 'leaders and the attendees would be responsible for consequences'.

It also stated that the Parade ground adjacent to Faizabad was allocated for demonstration as per the directives of judiciary and warnings were issued to the protesters twice to call off the sit-in.

'Non-compliance will lead to contempt of court and competent authority will be compelled to initiate strict legal action against the illegal protest/sit-in in order to fulfil the requirement of law and writ of state' stated the letter.

The protesters mostly members of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan are staging a sit-in at one of the busiest artery of the capital from last 18 days against the amendment in the Khatam e Nabuuwat clause of Election Bill 2017.

The writer is a civil servant.


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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