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Iraq allows entry to around 5,000 Pakistani pilgrims stranded on Iran border

11:45 PM | 11 Sep, 2022
Iraq allows entry to around 5,000 Pakistani pilgrims stranded on Iran border

ISLAMABAD/BAGHDAD – The Iraqi government has allowed nearly 5,000 Pakistani pilgrims stranded on the Iranian border to enter the country.

The development comes after Pakistan's Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan held a telephonic conversation with his Iraqi counterpart and informed him about the plight fo the stranded Pakistani pilgrims.

In a statement, the interior ministry said issues related to delays in visa issuance, increase in the number of visas and other challenges were discussed by both sides.

Iraqi Interior Minister Othman Ali Farhood assured Pakistan they will open all entry points for Pakistani visitors as Pakistan’s security chief requested issuance of special visas to pilgrims who visited Baghdad for Arba'ein – a Shia religious observance that occurs forty days after Ashura.

Furthermore, the Iraqi side announced a special visa facility for Pakistani pilgrims going to Middle Eastern state for the chehlum.

Both sides agreed on formation of a Pakistan-Iraq joint committee to sort out issues relating to pilgrims and take measures to promote peaceful relations between the two sides.

The PML-N leader expressed gratitude to his counterpart for granting the requests and coming to the help of the stranded Pakistanis. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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