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

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.

The writer is a civil servant.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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