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Eid in India, Bangladesh on Thursday

09:15 PM | 9 Apr, 2024
Eid in India, Bangladesh on Thursday
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Eid ul Fitr 2024 in India and Bangladesh will be celebrated on Thursday as Shawwal moon was not sighted in these neighbouring South Asia countries on Tuesday. 

Shawwal moon marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and beginning of Shawwal. The first three days of Shawwal are celebrated as Eid ul Fitr as per the Islamic lunar calendar.

On the contrary in Pakistan, the central moon sighting body announced Shawwal moon sighting on Tuesday. As per the announcement made by the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, April 10 will be the first day of Eid ul Fitr. The committee made the announcement about moon sighting after collecting testimonies from different parts of the country.

In the Indian capital New Delhi, imams of the renowned mosques including Jama Masjid Delhi and Fatehpuri announced that the crescent was not sighted today, therefore, Eid would be celebrated on Thursday (April 11).

The same outcomes were announced by the central moon sighting committee of India’s Karnataka state which sat in the capital city of Bangalore today, and Markazi Chand Committee Eidgah, Lucknow — the capital of Uttar Pradesh state.

Moreover, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee of Sadar Majlis-e-Ulama-e-Deccan, also known as the Moon sighting committee in Indian Hyderabad announced celebrating Eid on Thursday. Crescent was sighted in India’s Ladakh, as per the official statement of the Jammiat-ul-Ulama Isna Ashria Kargil, Ladakh.

Bangladesh’s National Moon Sighting Committee met at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque on Tuesday announced celebrating Eid on Thursday.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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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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