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Holy Disgrace: Two Saudi men trick airline with Haj clothing

03:53 PM | 7 Oct, 2015
Holy Disgrace: Two Saudi men trick airline with Haj clothing
RIYADH (Web Desk) - Two Saudi men who were barred from entering the airport to board their flight because they were wearing pyjamas resorted to a simple trick - posing as Haj pilgrims.

Haitham Al Shammari and his cousin Ayman Al Shammari were flying from the capital Riyadh to the northern town of Rafha for a holiday, but were stopped at the terminal gate on the grounds they are not allowed to fly in pyjamas.

“We thought about a trick to catch our flight and it struck our head when we saw a man wearing Haj (pilgrimage) clothes. We went quickly to a shop and bought Haj clothes,” Haitham said, quoted by the Arabic language daily ‘Okaz’.

“The security quickly let us in and we were allowed on board, but we noticed that all the passengers were looking strangely at us as we were not going to Makkah.”

The writer is a member of the staff.


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 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 - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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