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Iran releases 28 Pakistani prisoners

11:59 PM | 10 May, 2024
Iran releases 28 Pakistani prisoners
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The Islamic Republic of Iran on Friday released 28 Pakistani prisoners as part a gesture of goodwill, as announced during the historic visit of the Iranian President to Pakistan—the first visit by a head of state since the new government took office. 

The decision to release these prisoners was made during discussions held between the Iranian President and Pakistani officials.

According to the Iranian Embassy in Islamabad, the sentences of all these prisoners have been suspended, and they have been repatriated to Pakistan.

Iranian President Dr. Ebrahim Raisi concluded his three-day visit to Pakistan last week, during which he engaged in meetings with the country's leadership and paid respects at the mausoleums of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Governor Kamran Khan Tessori bade farewell to President Raisi at Karachi airport.

Moreover, the Iranian President held discussions with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Syed Asim Munir, President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif.

During the visit, both countries expressed their intent to boost bilateral trade to $10 billion, emphasizing the significance of historical and religious ties. President Raisi highlighted the mutual desire for peace and prosperity in the region, stressing that enhanced economic collaboration would benefit both nations.

President Raisi expressed a "sense of familiarity" during his visit to Pakistan, particularly evident during his visit to the mausoleum of poet and philosopher Allama Iqbal, where he received a guard of honor and a briefing.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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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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