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Funeral prayers for Ali Raza Abidi offered in Karachi

01:40 PM | 26 Dec, 2018
Funeral prayers for Ali Raza Abidi offered in Karachi
KARACHI - The funeral prayers for former lawmaker Ali Raza Abidi, who was assassinated last night, was offered in Karachi.

The funeral prayers were offered at Imambargah Yasrab located in the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) area. A large number of political and social personalities, including Farooq Sattar, Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, and others attended the prayers.

Abidi was attacked by unknown gunmen in Khayaban-e-Ghazi area of the metropolis as he was disembarking from his vehicle to enter his house.

He was rushed to PNS Shifa Hospital for treatment, however, he succumbed to his wounds.

Ikhlaq Abidi, the father of the politician, told newsmen that gunmen were riding a motorcycle and Abidi received two bullets to his neck in the attack.

On the other hand, former MQM-P leader Khawaja Izharul Hasan called for the immediate arrest of the assailants while Dr Farooq Sattar remarked that it was a question mark on the performance of the federal and provincial leadership that such attacks are happening again.

The attack comes days after two workers of Mustafa Kamal-led Pak Sarzmeen Party (PSP) were killed and two others injured in a firing incident at a office of the political party in Gulbahar Usmania Society.

On Dec 9, six people were injured in a cracker bomb blast targetting a Mehfil-e-Milad in Karachi's Gulistan-e-Johar on Saturday night.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQMP) leader Faisal Sabzwari told that the religious gathering was organised by his party at Perfume Chowk in the metropolitan.

Sabzwari, who is also an onlooker, said that the explosion occurred near a footpath, adding that Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, the party convener, was also present on the stage.

Following the assassination of Abidi, Sindh Home Ministry has enhanced the security of the MQM leaders to bring the situation under control


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 23 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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