Fireworks light up Pakistan on New Year's eve (VIDEOS)

Celebratory gunshots leave one dead, 17 injured in country’s largest city

10:19 AM | 1 Jan, 2022
Fireworks light up Pakistan on New Year's eve (VIDEOS)

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan celebrated new year's eve with fireworks at public places where citizens flocked to formally bid farewell to 2021 and welcome 2022.

The country welcomed New Year with fireworks and public gatherings amid fears about the new covid variant. Stunning fireworks have illuminated the sky in major cities including the country’s federal capital Islamabad.

A huge traffic jam was reported near Karachi’s Shara e Faisal while overjoyed youths on motorbikes roamed around the city the entire night enjoying the exciting atmosphere.

Law enforcers were also spotted on the main roads in snap checking and patrolling to avoid any major untoward incident. Despite a ban on firing on New Year’s Eve, the country’s financial capital echoed with gunshots and fireworks.

More than dozen, including a 9-year-old girl, were reportedly injured due to the aerial firing while one person died in the seaside metropolis. The incidents reportedly occurred at Ranchor Line, Saddar, Gulistan-e-Johar, Baldia, and North Nazimabad.

Earlier, the Punjab government banned fireworks in Lahore, and pillion riding in Islamabad while section-144 was imposed in Karachi by the Sindh government.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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