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LUMS students protest online classes, 'unfair' fees – VIDEO

08:08 PM | 24 Oct, 2020
LUMS students protest online classes, 'unfair' fees – VIDEO
LUMS students protest online classes, 'unfair' fees – VIDEO
LUMS students protest online classes, 'unfair' fees – VIDEO
LUMS students protest online classes, 'unfair' fees – VIDEO
LUMS students protest online classes, 'unfair' fees – VIDEO
LUMS students protest online classes, 'unfair' fees – VIDEO

LAHORE – A number of students of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) on Saturday staged a demonstration to protest online classes, which they see as a way for the university to extort fees from students.

Over 200 students gathered in front of the varsity, located in Lahore's Defence Housing Authority (DHA), demanding to open the campus. They chanted slogans against the management for charging "unfair fees", holding the banners that state: 'Open the Limits'; 'Online Classes Unknown'; and 'University Online, Mental Health Offline'.

"We are paying 0.7 million for one semester just for the Zoom classes," one of the BS programme students told Daily Pakistan.

The current education system is counterproductive because students fail to fully understand their online class lectures. The LUMS management should open the campuses and libraries so that the students can take regular classes, they demanded.

According to the students, there are no class meetings and the quality of taking classes is also "not up to the mark".

On September 15, 2020, millions of children in Pakistan returned to learning in schools and universities after a six-month-long closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government had closed more than 300,000 educational institutions in mid-March as part of a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease.   
 
Authorities have since gradually lifted all curbs on businesses across Pakistan and opened public places, including gyms, tourist destinations, and restaurants, but schools remained closed.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.

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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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