Religious minister responds to two Eids' controversy in Pakistan

11:16 AM | 2 May, 2022
Religious minister responds to two Eids' controversy in Pakistan
Source: @MuftishakoorJUI_Instagram

ISLAMABAD – Minister for Religious Affairs and Harmony Abdul Shakoor has shared his two cents as the Shawwal moon sighting controversy again hit the country this year. 

On Sunday, Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad announced that Eid will be observed on May 3 (Tuesday) as the body received no credible testimony of moon sighting in the country. 

However, the PTI government in KP announced that the first day of Eid will be marked on May 2 (Monday). 

Speaking on the matter, the religious minister said that the Ruet-e-Hilal committee is an independent body and the federal government could not dictate it.

“What we can do is to request the central committee to not reject testimonies,” Shakoor said. 

Last month, the newly-appointed religious minister vowed that Eid will be marked on same day across Pakistan. Shakoor said that he himself will evaluate the evidence of moon sighting.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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