Two protesting lawyers shot dead by Sialkot police

Sarfraz Ali 02:19 PM | 25 May, 2015
Two protesting lawyers shot dead by Sialkot police
SIALKOT (Web Desk) - Daska Bar President Rana Khalid Abbas and another lawyer were killed while five were injured when police opened fire on them on Monday.

Bar president Rana Khalid Abbas was among seven lawyers who were injured during a clash with police as they were protesting against City SHO.


Rana Khalid was taken to the nearest hospital where he succumbed to injuries.

Expressing his grief over the death, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has ordered the authorities concerned to provide the best treatment to the injured.

Taking notice of the incident, the chief minister has summoned a report from the regional police officer (RPO) Gujranwala.

Punjab Inspector General (IG) has also taken notice of the incident and summoned a report within 24 hours.

The lawyers have circled the police station after the incident. Locals and people affiliated with the law community have started to gather at the site.

The lawyers were demonstrating a protest allegedly against the misbehaviour of the City SHO.

Fear and tension gripped the area after the incident as lawyers and area residents took to the streets protesting against the action. Businesses and markets also closed down after the clash.

SHO Shehzad Warraich was later arrested on the orders of District Police Officer Dr Shahzad Asif Khan.

Abbas, an active leader of the local PTI chapter, was elected president of the Daska Bar Association in January this year.

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 ...


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 February 7, 2022 (Tuesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279 282
Euro EUR 296.67 297.26
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.71 332.41
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.21 73.51
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.72
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.43
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.19
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.42
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – The gold price in Pakistan dropped by Rs4,300 per tola to reach Rs200,000 on Tuesday as it lost ground on second consecutive day after witnessing mostly bullish trend last week.

As per the All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA), the price of 10 grams of 24 carats gold decreased by Rs3,686 to settle at Rs171,468.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity dropped by $1 to reach $1,869 per ounce.

Meanwhile, silver prices in the domestic market slumped by Rs20 per tola and Rs17.14 per 10 grams to reach at Rs2,230 and Rs1,911, respectively.


Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Sign up for Newsletter