Bangladesh to be first ever South Asian Muslim country to participate in Miss Universe contest

Miss Universe 2019 will held on December 8, 2019.

03:12 PM | 5 Nov, 2019
Bangladesh to be first ever South Asian Muslim country to participate in Miss Universe contest

DHAKA -  This year's Miss Universe will have the first Muslim model hailing from Bangladesh. Shirin Akter Shela was crowned in the inaugural edition of Miss Universe Bangladesh and has been selected to represent the country at the renowned beauty pageant.

 Shirin was crowned last week by Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen, who was also Miss Universe 1994, at a beauty pageant organised in Dhaka. This is the first time someone from Bangladesh and from a Muslim-majority country in South Asia will compete for the title of Miss Universe.

 “I am very glad to be a part of this momentous occasion. Tonight we make history. Do you want to know how? We make history because, for the first time, a girl from Bangladesh will represent this beautiful country at Miss Universe competition," Sushmita said during the event.

Shirin reportedly hails from Thakurgaon and is a Physics student at the University of Dhaka. Her father is a member of the Border Guard Bangladesh. During the pageant, she revealed how he was a ‘great inspiration' for her and said she would also work for the betterment of her country which begins with her winning Miss Universe Bangladesh.

The prestigious Miss Universe 2019 will be held on December 8, 2019, where top models from 130 countries will compete for the title.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

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 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 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 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
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 207.1 209.1
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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