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Pakistani cancer patient student dies after being reunited with family in Australia

04:27 PM | 7 Jan, 2016
Pakistani cancer patient student dies after being reunited with family in Australia
SYDNEY/LAHORE (Web Desk) - A Pakistani student who went to Australia for higher education died on Thursday after meeting his family at a local hospital in Melbourne.

Hassan Asif, a 25-year-old who came to Australia on a student visa, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and told he has just weeks to live, reported a private news channel.

More read: Pakistani family allowed Australia entry to spend final days with dying CANCER patient

His mother and brother wanted to be with him in his final days, but they were refused visas and the decision sparked an outcry with the Melbourne City Mission homeless refuge, which is caring for Asif, urging Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to "show some compassion".

Dutton said it was the "right decision" to refuse the visas but within half an hour he had changed his mind. Melbourne City Mission`s Sherri Bruinhout said Asif cried when he heard the news.

However, funeral prayer of the deceased would be offered on Thursday.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.

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Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65

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