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Woman killed as cops baton-charge Karachi residents protesting against load-shedding

03:29 PM | 28 Jun, 2022
Woman killed as cops baton-charge Karachi residents protesting against load-shedding
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KARACHI – At least one woman succumbed while several injured during protest against prolonged power outages as police conducted aerial firing, and baton-charged the agitators near Lyari Expressway.

As of now, the cause of the deceased, identified as Meeran Bibi a resident of Hingorabad, remains uncertain.

Officials also dismissed the reports claiming that the woman died as a result of baton charge and shelling against the protesters. A senior official said the deceased was a 70-year-old woman who died due to natural death.

Law enforcers also blamed K-Electric for the death of the woman, saying the protesters were out on the roads as they did not have power for the last 12 hours.

A large number of people staged protests at the Mauripur road section of the Lyari Expressway, which is closed for traffic after people took to the streets against the massive load shedding in the scorching weather.

During the protests, the distressed people also hurled rocks at police personnel. Some of them were also detained after the failure of the talks.

Unannounced load shedding is also being carried out in other cities while the duration of power outages is longer in the port city.

Lately, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has also warned of increased power cuts in the coming month of July as the South Asian country could not get LNG supply.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

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

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
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 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
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 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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