Pakistani-origin surgeon who saved Manchester attack victims faces racial slurs

Haider Ali 12:53 PM | 30 May, 2017
Pakistani-origin surgeon who saved Manchester attack victims faces racial slurs
MANCHESTER - A doctor of Pakistani origin who spent at least 48 hours saving the lives of Manchester Arena attack victims faced racial abuses, it emerged on Monday.

Employed with the Salford Royal Hospital, Naveed Yasin faced the horrendous behaviour as he was on his way back to the hospital to help more victims.

According to The Independent, National Health Service (NHS) surgeon was called a ‘brown, P*** b******’ and a ‘terrorist’ by a middle-aged man in a van after spending two days operating on the injured people.

The driver, who honked his horn, told him: “You brown, P*** b******.”

“Go back to your country, you terrorist. We don’t want you people here. F*** off!”

The disgruntled surgeon lives in Trafford with his wife and two daughters. He was born and brought up in Keighley, West Yorkshire. His great-grandfather moved to Yorkshire from Pakistan in the 1960s.

Talking to The Sunday Times, Yasin expressed that he could not take away the hatred the driver had for him because of his skin colour… and the prejudices he had associated with this.

He added, “Terror attacks don’t discriminate against race or religion but this [the racial abuse] didn’t discriminate either.”

The doctor of Pakistani-descent opined that the Mancunians (Manchester residents) will rebuild the fallen buildings, the broken lives and the social cohesion.

“Manchester is better than this,” he affirmed.

Coincidently, the doctor claimed that his daughter could be among the victims as she wanted to attend the concert but he and his wife Firdaus ruled against it because it was on a school night.

As many as 22 people got killed when an explosion rocked the Ariana Grande concert in the British city of Manchester, last Monday the country’s deadliest terror attack in 12 years.

British authorities identified Salman Abedi as the man behind the destruction and deployed troops at key sites to avoid any further catastrophe.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on January 26, 2023 (Thursday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 237.55 240.15
Euro EUR 272.5 275
UK Pound Sterling GBP 308.5 311.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 68 68.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 66.4 67
Australian Dollar AUD 176 178
Bahrain Dinar BHD 615.68 620.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 186 188
China Yuan CNY 34.12 34.37
Danish Krone DKK 33.83 34.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 29.52 29.87
Indian Rupee INR 2.81 2.89
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 756.69 761.69
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 52.59 53.04
New Zealand Dollar NZD 148.33 149.53
Norwegians Krone NOK 22.43 22.73
Omani Riyal OMR 600.37 604.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 63.5 64
Singapore Dollar SGD 178 179.3
Swedish Korona SEK 21.78 22.08
Swiss Franc CHF 250.23 251.98
Thai Bhat THB 6.98 7.08

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs190,900 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs163,670.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs150,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 173,200.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Karachi PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Islamabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Peshawar PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Quetta PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Sialkot PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Attock PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Gujranwala PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Jehlum PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Multan PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Bahawalpur PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Gujrat PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Nawabshah PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Chakwal PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Hyderabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Nowshehra PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Sargodha PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Faisalabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Mirpur PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100


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