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Occupied Kashmir remains under Indian lockdown on 52nd day

Web Desk 09:53 AM | 25 Sep, 2019
Occupied Kashmir remains under Indian lockdown on 52nd day
SRINAGAR – In occupied Jammu and Kashmir, with no even an iota of improvement in situation on ground, life continues to remain uncertain in the held region on the 52nd consecutive day.

From north to south, business activities continue to remain suspended and public transport is off the road in the occupied territory. Mobile calling service, broadband and pocket internet continue to remain shut on 52nd consecutive day, today.

Contradicting the Indian government’s claims that schools up to high school-level are open, the parents maintain that attendance of students remains negligible in all ten districts of the valley and five of the Jammu region.

Most of the interiors in Srinagar’s old city continue to remain sealed with iron barricades and concertina wire while deployment of police and paramilitary forces is intact. The clampdown has not only affected inter-district road connectivity drastically, but has also thrown great challenges for old city residents due to shutting of factories, industries and other work places.

There are around nine cement factories in the areas and more than 70% of workforce is from local population and the transportation of cement is also carried out by trucks owned by the locals. According to estimate, each household in Khew and Khonmoh own trucks. There are more than 1200 trucks in the area which are lying idle.

The past over 50 days have also brought the challenging times for the patients who rely on the consumption of lifesaving drugs which is running short of stock in the valley. The valley based chemists are pointing out at the prevailing uncertainty and the ongoing cellular gag as the major reason for the unavailability of the stocks of life saving drugs.

Irshad Ahmad, a chemist told media that, “There are several drugs which are running short in the market, as most of the pharmaceutical companies have refused to take our new orders because of the delay in our pending payments, which we couldn’t manage to pay due to the ongoing situation in the valley.”

Meanwhile, amid appearance of posters asking people to carry their struggle against India’s illegal occupation, there are reports of protests at Hawal and others areas of Srinagar.

No public transportation, no healthcare & women harassed in occupied Kashmir

Also on Wednesday, leaders of Indian women's organizations have released a fact-finding report about the appalling conditions of occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The women leaders including Dr. Syeda Hameed, Poonam Kaushik, Annie Raja, Kawaljeet Kaur, and Pankhuri Zaheer visited occupied Kashmir earlier this month to have firsthand knowledge of the situation there.

 

Speaking at Press Club in New Delhi, they strongly criticized the Indian government and said that all those claiming that the situation is slowly returning to normalcy are making false claims based on distorted facts.

The women leaders said there was no public transportation and also lack of ambulances for patients besides young women were also harassed.

They also demanded restoration of all communications including internet and mobile networks in the occupied Kashmir immediately.

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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 February 4, 2023 (Saturday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.9 283.2
Euro EUR 300.98 301.58
UK Pound Sterling GBP 337.01 337.71
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 189 192
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 200 202.2
China Yuan CNY 39.67 39.73
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.30

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,200 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,930.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

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 205,200 PKR 2,430
Karachi PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Islamabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Peshawar PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Quetta PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sialkot PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Attock PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujranwala PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Jehlum PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Multan PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Bahawalpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujrat PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nawabshah PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Chakwal PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Hyderabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nowshehra PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sargodha PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Faisalabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Mirpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430

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