'Dolphins' dash to Murree for watering down boycott campaign

10:09 AM | 26 May, 2018
'Dolphins' dash to Murree for watering down boycott campaign
RAWALPINDI - Following a major highway robbery and videos posted by tourists of being harassed by locals, the Murree Municipal Corporation has stationed the Dolphin Force in the hill station to provide a safe environment and restore the confidence of dissatisfied visitors.

An official of Murree Municipal Administration told state-media that banners have also been displayed at 17 key intersections which list key numbers of the local civil administration for any sort of complaints. Moreover, a control room and a help desk has been established.

The official also rejected the ongoing social media movement #BoycottMurree, terming it propaganda against Malka-e-Kohisar.

“It is our responsibility to provide a safe environment to tourists, treat them properly and provide them with facilities” the official observed.

The Dolphin Force personnel have been deployed at all popular picnic spots in Murree to avoid any untoward incidents and if anyone registers a complaint, the force will alert the nearest police station, he added.

The #BoycottMurree campaign was launched by tourists last month after videos of locals misbehaving with visitors, beating them up, overcharging them at restaurants and motels popped up on social media.

The campaign gained momentum as scores of visitors diverted their routes and headed off to Bhurban and other resorts, in a bid to upbraid the money-driven traders.

Highway Robbery

In a rare incident, over a dozen vehicles with scores of travellers were looted in a night-long highway hold-up in Murree on the night falling between May 16 and May 17 on the Rawalpindi-Murree-Kohala (RMK) Road in Kaseri Dongi, Murree.

The location in question is located just five kilometres away from the rushy Mall Road of Murree.

According to the details, scores of residents of Murree and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) were heading to their native towns to spend the first of Ramzan with their families, when they were deprived of their valuables.

As they crossed main Murree town, their vehicles were intercepted by a gang of heavily armed robbers, who not only looted passenger vans but also private vehicles who were stuck up in the snarl up.

The matter has repeatedly been brought into the notice of senior PML-N leadership, including PM Abbasi who frequently travels through the same area to visit his native village of Deval in Murree, Express Tribune reported.

A similar highway robbery took place in the same area last year when then-premier Nawaz Sharif was visiting the hill station.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


Rupee loses ground against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies; Check forex rates here

Pakistani rupee continue to witness further losses against US dollar in the open market on despite positive economic indicators and massive surge in Stock Market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Tuesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.1 for selling and 288.15 for buying purposes for customers.

Euro price moves down by Rs2 to 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling after increase.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 November 2022

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.1 288.15
Euro EUR 312 315
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 78 78.75
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.25 77
Australian Dollar AUD 186 187.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759 767
Canadian Dollar CAD 208 210
China Yuan CNY 39.93 40.33
Danish Krone DKK 41.88 42.28
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.24 36.59
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.55 1.63
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 916.38 925.38
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 210 212
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 323.37 325.87
Thai Bhat THB 8 8.04

Gold price in Pakistan moves up amid positive global cues; Check today gold price here

KARACHI – Gold continues to move upward in local market amid surge in international rates.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 28 November 2023

On Tuesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,600, and the price for 10-gram gold saw increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,557.

Globally, yellow metal went up by $12 to settle at $2,015 per ounce.

Last week, per tola gold price increased by Rs800 per tola, and it hovers around two month high.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Karachi PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Islamabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Peshawar PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Quetta PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Sialkot PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Attock PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Gujranwala PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Jehlum PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Multan PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Bahawalpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Gujrat PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Nawabshah PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Chakwal PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Hyderabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Nowshehra PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Sargodha PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Faisalabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Mirpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600


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