Pakistani PM Shehbaz Sharif meets Saudi Crown Prince MBS after Umrah

Sharif, MBS reiterate strengthening Pak-Saudi ties

08:42 AM | 8 Apr, 2024
Pakistani PM Shehbaz Sharif meets Saudi Crown Prince MBS after Umrah
Source: Saudi_Gazette/X

ISLAMABAD – Prime Mini­ster Shehbaz Sharif called on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday and reaffirmed common resolve to further strengthening bilateral ties between Islamabad and Riyadh.

PM Sharif, who performed Umrah during his 3-day visit in Kingdom, met Saudi leader along with a delegation including Punjab CM Maryam Nawaz at Iftar dinner hosted by MBS at Al-Safa Palace in Mecca.

In a statement, Saudi state run agency said "Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hosts an Iftar at Al-Safa Palace in Makkah, attended by the Prime Minister of Pakistan and the Crown Prince of Bahrain, where they all broke their fast together".

The premier and his delegation were warmly received by the Saudi Crown Prince. During their meeting, they discussed a range of topics including bilateral relations, mutual interests, and trade and investment matters between two sides. 

Crown Prince also extended special invitation to delegation for an Iftar, which was also attended by Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz and members of the federal cabinet.

Pakistani Prime Minister and top officials visited Kingdom to strengthen ties and finalize development projects, including potential Saudi investment in the Reko Diq project.

Sharif's visit underscores the deep-rooted religious and cultural ties between Islamic nations, with both sides committed to enhancing economic and investment relations.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 21 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 21, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro moved up to 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.80
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739 747.8
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.53 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.65 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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