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Curfew lifted in occupied Kashmir after 51 days

01:00 PM | 29 Aug, 2016
Curfew lifted in occupied Kashmir after 51 days
NEW DELHI (Web Desk) - After weeks of unrest following the killing of Burhan Wani, authorities in Indian-occupied Kashmir have lifted a curfew imposed across the restive region.

The curfew was lifted after a mayhem of 51 days and loss of over seventy lives during widespread demonstrations.

“Curfew has been lifted from the entire Valley. But, it will remain in force in Pulwama town and in areas under the jurisdiction of Nowhatta and MR Gunj police stations in Srinagar,” The Times of India quoted a senior police official as saying.

The decision to uplift curfew comes just days after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif decided to send 22 parliamentarians as his special emissaries to different world capitals in a diplomatic push to shed light on unabated rights violations in the disputed valley by India. The prime minister’s move sparked anger among Indian media which called it “provocation, needling and meddling” in the country’s affairs.

Life in Srinagar city on Monday started limping towards normalcy. While public transport continued to be off the roads, there was increased movement of private cars and auto-rickshaws on the roads in the city.

The attendance in government offices also showed an upward trend with a majority of employees reporting for work. The banks were also open and witnessed a massive rush of customers as soon as they opened.

Meanwhile, mobile internet continued to remain suspended in the Valley, where the outgoing facility on prepaid mobiles remained barred.

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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