Prince William, Kate Middleton arrive in India on week-long Asia tour

11:59 AM | 10 Apr, 2016
Prince William, Kate Middleton arrive in India on week-long Asia tour
MUMBAI (Staff Report) - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, have arrived in Mumbai to begin their week-long trip to India and Bhutan.

During the whole tour, William and Kate will remain alone and interact with high profile personalities of two countries including the Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema -who also studied in United Kingdom.

According to Indian media, soon after their arrival the royal couple reached Mumbai's Taj Hotel to pay respects to the victims of 2008 Mumbai Attacks, where they were given frangipani and rose garlands. They laid a wreath at the memorial.

Afterwards, the royalties will embark a visit to an Indian slum in Mumbai. From there, they will reach  Oval Maiden public park to play cricket with local children. They will also attend a charity fundraising dinner along with several Bollywood celebrities.

They will visit India's famous Taj Mahal as well, to refresh William's memories with his mother Diana -who also visited the historic site in 1992.

In New Delhi, the Duke and Duchess will visit Gandhi's assassination site and plant a sepal as a sign to pay tribute to India's founding father.

To meet the wildlife of India, the Prince and Princess will also tour India's Kaziranga National Park, which hosts one-horned rhinoceroses, tigers and giant elephants.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


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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