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

Sarfraz Ali 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.

Sarfraz Ali
Sarfraz Ali

Sarfraz Ali is working as Editor Web for Daily Pakistan. He earned a postgraduate degree in Mass Communication from IUB and diploma in International Print Journalism from Thomson Foundation UK. He regularly writes on ...

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on January 28, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 263.9 266.15
Euro EUR 275.75 278.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 313 316
U.A.E Dirham AED 69.75 70.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 67.25 67.9
Australian Dollar AUD 178.5 180.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 644.19 652.19
Canadian Dollar CAD 187.5 189.70
China Yuan CNY 35.71 36.11
Danish Krone DKK 35.38 35.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 30.94 31.29
Indian Rupee INR 2.97 3.08
Japanese Yen JPY 2.50 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 793.10 802.15
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 57.02 57.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 156.69 158.69
Norwegians Krone NOK 24.46 24.76
Omani Riyal OMR 629.39 637.39
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 66.54 67.24
Singapore Dollar SGD 184.38 186.38
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 23.81
Swiss Franc CHF 263.01 265.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.38 7.53

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs209,600 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,990.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs157,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 178,500.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Karachi PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Islamabad PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Peshawar PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Quetta PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Sialkot PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Attock PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Gujranwala PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Jehlum PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Multan PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Bahawalpur PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Gujrat PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Nawabshah PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Chakwal PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Hyderabad PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Nowshehra PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Sargodha PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Faisalabad PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Mirpur PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220

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