Christian family rescued as Sargodha gripped by mob violence over 'Quran desecration'

12:18 PM | 25 May, 2024
Christian family rescued as Sargodha gripped by mob violence over 'Quran desecration'

LAHORE – Violent protests and mob attacks revisited Sargodha following an alleged desecration of the Holy Quran on Friday.

Reports shared online suggest that charged mob of a right wing party targeted multiple houses, shattering windows and setting belongings on fire.

Police however managed to rescue a Christian family and relocated them before any tragic incident. The incident occurred in Mujahid Colony area, prompting the district police officer and other officials to rush to the scene to disperse the mob.

Mob members alleged that Holy Quran desecration was reportedly committed by unknown individuals, which led to protests, with burnt pages of religious books found at the site.

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan expressed concerns by the unfolding situation in Sargodha, where the Christian community in Gillwala village is reportedly at grave risk to their lives at the hands of charged mobs.

HRCP also called on district administration to immediately restore calm and bring the perpetrators to book while ensuring that the Christian community comes to no further harm.

This incident follows a similar one in August 2023, when mobs burned a Christian home in Punjab's Jaranwala over blasphemy allegations.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 21 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 21, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.75
Euro EUR 297  299.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5  354 
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80  75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.75 73.5
Australian Dollar AUD 181.2 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.91 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.11 40.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.62 916.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 28.83 29.13
Omani Riyal OMR 723.62 731.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.08 317.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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