India bars Sikh pilgrims from visiting Pakistan to mark 178th death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh

Mahmood Idrees 02:28 PM | 28 Jun, 2017
India bars Sikh pilgrims from visiting Pakistan to mark 178th death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh
NEW DELHI - India on Wednesday refused clearance to Sikh pilgrims who wanted to visit Pakistan to mark the 178th death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Lahore.

A group of about 300 Sikh devotees, locally known as jatha, arrived at Attari railway station to leave for the neighbouring country but they were prevented citing security reasons.

On the refusal, the pilgrims staged protest and chanted slogans against incumbent Modi's government.

It is notable that the Delhi-based Pakistan High Commission had granted visas for the pilgrimage whilst ensuring robust security measures for the jatha.

India also refused a special train arranged by Pakistan to commute the Sikh jatha to its destination in Dehra Sahib.

A leader of Sikh community in Lahore, Sardar Gopal Singh slammed India for barring the pilgrims in guise of security reasons, adding that there were no security issues in Pakistan.

He urged the Indian authorities to allow the Sikh persons stranded at Attari railway station to travel to Pakistan to attend the ceremony.

The Samadhi (memorial) of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, situated in Lahore, marks the place where his mortal remains were cremated. The central hall has a marble monument that once had carved marble knobs commemorating the Maharaja’s funeral pyre. These knobs were recently removed and are now locked in a storeroom.



USD to PKR: Rupee remains under pressure against dollar in interbank

KARACHI – Pakistani rupee continues to face blows against the US dollar in the inter-bank market as the deadlock between Islamabad and IMF continues.

During the intraday trading on Tuesday, the local currency dropped against the US dollar, moving down nearly 0.06 percent. Before noon, PKR was being traded at 286.37, with a decline of Rs0.18.

Earlier this week, the embattled rupee faced a setback and it was closed at 286.19 against the greenback in the inter-bank.

The rupee continues to face back-to-back blows amid deadlock between the Pakistani government and the multilateral lender.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan | gold price in Pakistan – June 6, 2023

Gold Rate In Pakistan Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 228,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.

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.

Gold Price in Pakistan: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125


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