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Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s son tests positive for COVID-19

08:21 PM | 9 Mar, 2021
Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s son tests positive for COVID-19

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member of National Assembly Zain Qureshi tested positive for coronavirus amid rising number of infection cases in the country.

The son of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has requested people for prayers.

Last year, the foreign minister had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

'This afternoon I felt a slight fever and immediately quarantined myself at home. I have now tested positive for Covid 19. By the grace of Allah, I feel strong and energetic," Qureshi had said on Twitter.

At least 54 people lost their lives due to the novel coronavirus infection while 1,353 fresh cases have reported in the last 24 hours, National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said Tuesday.

According to the latest figures, the death toll has surged to 13,281 while the number of confirmed cases stands at 593,453.

In the past 24 hours, as many as 3,365 patients have recovered from the novel virus while the total recoveries stand at 563,823. The total count of active cases is 16,349.

At least 259,956 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 178,648 in Punjab 74,167 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 45,976 in Islamabad, 19,121 in Balochistan, 10,626 in Azad Kashmir, and 4,959 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 5,600 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 4,436 in Sindh, 2,118 in KP, 511 in Islamabad, 313 in Azad Kashmir, 201 in Balochistan, and 102 in Gilgit Baltistan.

A total of 31,786 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours while 9,278,613 samples have been tested so far.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

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

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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