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'The News' journalist Ahmad Noorani beaten up in Islamabad

12:06 PM | 27 Oct, 2017
'The News' journalist Ahmad Noorani beaten up in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD - Veteran reporter associated with 'The News', Ahmad Noorani, was assaulted by unidentified assailants in Islamabad on Friday.

According to reports, Noorani's car was intercepted by three motorcyclists near Zero Point Interchange while he was heading to Islamabad from Rawalpindi.


A total of six unidentified men got down from their motorcycles and tortured Noorani and his driver with iron rods after taking out the keys from the ignition switch.


The attackers sped away after onlookers started gathering at the site and traffic started coming to a halt on the busy intersection, Geo News reported.

Noorani, who lost consciousness, was taken to the Poly Clinic and is being administered first aid while the police are investigating the case.


Noorani's colleague Azaz Syed shared a picture of him undergoing medical treatment

https://twitter.com/AzazSyed/status/923805209004036096

Editor investigation of The News, Ansar Abbasi stated that Noorani faced head injuries.

https://twitter.com/AnsarAAbbasi/status/923799877468983296

Ahmed Noorani, who has been critical of the state policies regarding foreign affairs and civil-military imbalance, left the microblogging site mysteriously on October 19.

Widespread Condemnation


As soon as the news of the assault on Noorani hit the headlines, journalists recorded their protest in droves to denounce the bid apparently aimed at thwarting freedom of speech.

https://twitter.com/mujibshami1/status/923811848956334085

https://twitter.com/TalatHussain12/status/923810041358143488

https://twitter.com/AzharAbbas3/status/923803798547640320

https://twitter.com/KlasraRauf/status/923807439874555904

https://twitter.com/Kashifabbasiary/status/923813490074165250

https://twitter.com/Shahidmasooddr/status/923810615751335936

https://twitter.com/samiabrahim/status/923814128329854976

https://twitter.com/jawabdeyh/status/923810681014583296

https://twitter.com/ajmaljami/status/923815018138882049

https://twitter.com/SyedAliHaider13/status/923813185840386048

https://twitter.com/MahrukhQureshi/status/923807580488654848

Apart from newsmen, political figures also decried the attack on Ahmed Noorani calling for immediate investigations.

https://twitter.com/ShireenMazari1/status/923806771357147137

https://twitter.com/Asad_Umar/status/923810250892996613

https://twitter.com/ShkhRasheed/status/923812309658718208

 

The writer is a civil servant.

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PKR exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 22 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday.

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 - 22 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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