‘Surprise’ – Shafqat Mehmood appears in memes again as Pakistan decides to reopen schools

05:28 PM | 4 Jan, 2021
‘Surprise’ – Shafqat Mehmood appears in memes again as Pakistan decides to reopen schools

ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood’s announcement for opening educational institutions after Covid break sent Twitter into frenzy as thousands of students were reacting to the development in assorted memes on Monday.

A large number of school students appear to be 'heartbroken' over the decision of reopening schools early while many college and university learners also expressed gratitude by delaying the date to February 1st.

#ShafqatMehmood remained the top Twitter trend on Monday. 

Here’s how the students reacted to the announcement today.

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Pakistan has decided to reopen the educational institutions in different phases from January 18. Classes for grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 will be resumed on January 18 while students of primary classes till grade 8 will start attending schools from January 25. 

Universities and other higher education institutions will reopen from February 1 in the third phase. The administration staff and teachers of the institutions will be allowed to resume duties at schools, colleges, and universities from January 11.

Earlier on November 23, students hailed Shafqat as he announced the closure till January 11.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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