200 Hindu pilgrims arrive in Lahore to attend Shivaratri festival

08:29 PM | 1 Dec, 2017
200 Hindu pilgrims arrive in Lahore to attend Shivaratri festival
LAHORE - About two hundred Hindu pilgrims arrived in Lahore on Friday via Wagah border to attend the Shivaratri festival at Katas Raj temple in Chakwal.

Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Chairman Muhammad Siddiqul Farooq held a reception in honour of the Hindu yatrees (pilgrims) at Gurdwara Dera Sahib here on Friday.

After a one-day stay in Gurdwara Dera Sahib here, the pilgrims will leave for Shivaratri at Katas Raj Temples, district Chakwal on December 2 and perform their rituals. The central ceremony will be held there on Dec 3.

The ETPB chairman said that the board was providing all possible facilities including foolproof security, accommodation, medical, journey and others to the pilgrims. He said that bilateral dialogue between Pakistan and India was the best way to resolve issues like Kashmir.

He stressed on the restoration of dialogues between both the countries under current tense scenario for peace in the region. After their arrival, the pilgrims arrived in the Gurdwara Dera Sahib in Lahore city for a one-day stay. On Saturday morning, they will leave for Chakwal, where they will perform rituals.

The writer is a staff member. He has been affiliated with Pakistan's leading English newspapers and worked as News Producer at FM 107.4. Death (as...he is a station, and death is a longest journey from seen to unseen world), Rain, and winter's Full Moon 'Jarray ki Chandani' always fascinate him too much.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
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