KARACHI: New one-rupee currency notes with different colour and design will come into circulation from next week, official sources said yesterday [May 6]. They said the one-rupee notes, currently in circulation, will continue to remain legal tender along with the new notes. … It has also been decided to introduce new currency notes of 10-rupee and 100-rupee denomination. Officials said the new bigger denomination notes with different colours will be smaller in size in comparison to the notes currently in circulation. The current notes had been introduced after a series of demonetisation measures beginning in June, 1972. — Staff reporter

[Meanwhile, as reported by news agencies from New Delhi,] more than 20 people were killed and 150 injured during anti-Muslim riots here last night [May 5], it was reported today. Unofficial estimates mentioned an even higher toll from the riots … in the north of the city. Today that section of New Delhi had the appearance of an occupied war zone, with patrolling, steel-helmeted police, bur­ned out houses, automobile wreckage and plundered stores. … Police said the clashes had begun with a quarrel between a Hindu and a Muslim during a game of chance.

Published in Dawn, May 7th, 2024

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