Hajj 2024: First flight departing for Madinah on May 9th

02:18 PM | 8 May, 2024
Hajj 2024

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan is set to kick off its Hajj operation for the year 2024, with the first flight scheduled to depart tomorrow for Madinah. According to the spokesperson of the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the Hajj flight operation will run from May 9th to June 9th.

The federal capital, Islamabad, will see the departure of the first Hajj flight for Saudi Arabia tomorrow at midnight. During the initial 15 days of the Hajj operation, all flights will directly land at Madinah Airport. Subsequently, from May 24th to June 9th, most flights will land at Jeddah Airport.

On the first day of the flight operation, 2,160 pilgrims will depart for Saudi Arabia via 11 flights, including 680 pilgrims from Islamabad, 330 from Karachi, and 670 from Lahore. Additionally, 329 pilgrims from Multan, 151 from Sialkot, and others will embark on their journey through different flights.

In total, more than 68,000 government-sponsored pilgrims will reach Saudi Arabia through 259 Hajj flights. The Hajj flight operation will conclude on June 9th, with the first return flight bringing pilgrims back home on June 20th.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 19, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Forex Rates 

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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