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Govt declares three official holidays for Eid-ul-Azha

04:29 PM | 11 Jun, 2024
Eid ul azha holidays

The federal government has announced three official holidays to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha, following Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's final approval of the holiday schedule. The designated holidays will span from June 17 to June 19. Additionally, with Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16, already being public holidays, this results in a total of five consecutive days off for Eid-ul-Azha festivities.

Sources indicate that the Cabinet Division had earlier submitted a summary to the Prime Minister, recommending the holidays from June 17 to June 19. The extended break is intended to provide citizens ample time to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with their families and communities without the immediate pressure of returning to work.

In parallel, Dubai has announced similar holiday measures. All private schools, universities, and nurseries will be closed from Saturday, June 15, to Tuesday, June 18, reopening on Wednesday, June 19. The Dubai government has also declared holidays for government employees from June 15 to June 18, with official work resuming on June 19.

Additionally, the UAE's Federal Authority for Human Resources has announced paid holidays for the public sector from June 15 to June 18, in observance of Arafah Day and Eid Al Adha.

This extended holiday period is expected to facilitate extensive family gatherings and community celebrations, marking the significant occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73

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