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Pakistan observes former PM Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's 45th death anniversary

Public holiday in Sindh today

09:31 AM | 4 Apr, 2024
Pakistan observes former PM Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's 45th death anniversary

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is observing the 44th death anniversary of former Prime Minister and Pakistan People’s Party leader Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the former Prime Minister known for populist politics, was hanged on April 4, 1979, after being convicted in a controversial trial. His execution remains a significant and controversial event in history of South Asian nation.

After 4.5 decades of his death, the legacy of PPP founder stays and he is inspiration for many for being the dissent voice in the darkest of times.

His party PPP is set to organize prayers at the district level to mark the death anniversary. Garhi Khuda Bux, the site of Bhutto's mausoleum, will observe public gathering.

Bhutto was known for being the politician who ended the politics of cabals of wealthy landowners and bureaucrats who ruled South Asian nations during military regimes. He promised food, clothing and shelter to the masses as he went electioneering in the markets and remote areas.

An Oxford graduate, Bhutto was trained as a barrister at the prestigious Lincolns Inn. He joined politics as a cabinet member of Iskander Mirza, before being assigned to several ministries during President Ayub Khan’s military rule.

He established Pakistan Peoples Party in 1967 and served as the 4th President till 1973 when he became prime minister after parliament unanimously approved a new constitution.

In 1977, then Army Chief Zia-ul-Haq deposed Bhutto in a coup and executed him by the Supreme Court in 1979 in murder case.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 April 2024

Pakistani currency continues to gain against US Dollar and other currencies on April 18, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.2 for buying and 280.3 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.2 280.3
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25  345.65 
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25  75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.63 747.63
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.32 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.42 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.76

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