When is Shab-e-Barat 2024 in Pakistan?

12:21 PM | 12 Feb, 2024
When is Shab-e-Barat 2024 in Pakistan?
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Shaban moon was not sighted in Pakistan on Saturday, Ruet committee announced and first of Sha'ban 1445 Hijri falls today on Monday.

In 2024, Shab-e-Barat will be observed on February 26 (Monday). 

Muslims observe Shab e Barat every year as night holds significance and faithful offered nawafil in mosques, making special prayers for unity, prosperity, security.

Muslims pray on this night, calling it the Night of Fortune and Forgiveness that comes in the run-up to the start of the Holy month of Ramadan. 


The night of forgiveness is observed two weeks before start of holy month of Ramadan. Muslims believe that Allah SWT writes their destinies for the coming year, after taking into account their past events and that is why the Muslims spent this night praying and asking for mercy for all their wrongdoing.

People prefer to keep fast on the very next day to express submissiveness in the court of Allah Almighty and beg His countless blessings for both worlds.

Scholars used to highlight true teachings of Islam and various aspects of the life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Muslims also arrange Mahafil-e-Na'at to mark the holy night.

People light candles and scent sticks on the graves of their loved ones and seek Allah’s blessings. Many faithful fast on the day after the Shab-e-Barat night prayers, while others hand out food to needy ones.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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