Street co-named after Pakistan’s national poet Allama Iqbal in New York City

11:42 AM | 8 Aug, 2023
Street co-named after Pakistan’s national poet Allama Iqbal in New York City
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NEW YORK – A Street in Queens, the largest of the five boroughs of New York City, has been named after Pakistan’s national poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal, a hero and a visionary figure known for his contributions to literature, philosophy, and his role in inspiring the creation of Pakistan.  

The recent development comes ahead of Pakistan’s Independence Day. A ceremony was held in the Richmond Hill section of Queens, to inaugurate ‘Allama Iqbal Avenue’, which was attended by the Pakistani Diaspora who chanted slogans of ‘Pakistan ZindaBad’ waving the national flag.

Pakistani-US community members and NGOs made significant efforts to name the road after Poet of the East.

Pakistan’s envoy to US Masood Khan, and other officials commended American Pakistani group for their efforts.

Speaker of the New York City Council said he is honored to celebrate the co-naming of the Street as ‘Allama Iqbal Avenue’ ahead of Pakistan’s Independence Day.

He also praised the work and vision that led to the creation of Pakistan as an independent nation.

Allama Iqbal is known as one of the key figures in the South Asian nation.  He made a great contribution to Urdu literature, authoring several books including Asrár-I Khudí, Bang-e-Dara, Bal-i-Jabreel and Zarb-i-Kalim, and Ramuz-e-Bekhudi.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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