Muharram 2023: When will Islamic New Year begin in Pakistan?

01:49 PM | 12 Jul, 2023
Muharram 2023: When will Islamic New Year begin in Pakistan?
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ISLAMABAD – The new Islamic year is taking place next week, with the year 1445 set to be welcomed in.

In a recent update, Pakistan Meteorological Office predicted the chance of Muharram moon being sighted on July 18. If the Muharram crescent is sighted, Youm-e-Ashura, the day of mourning, will fall on July 28.

A circular issued by Met Office said that the moon of new Islamic month is expected to be born on July 17, with slight chance of moon sighting as weather will remain cloudy or partly couldy in most parts of the country. It further mentioned that Muharram moon is expected to be visible for around 46 minutes.

Meanwhile, members of the country's top moon sighting committee will meet in coming days to observe the moon of Muharram. Islamic year comprised 354 or 355 days and is based around the moon. The first day of the Islamic year is also a public holiday in several countries.

Muslims also mourn the martyrdom of Imam Husayn Ibn Ali, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), in the first 10 days of Muharram, with some choosing to fast on Ashura – the tenth of Muharram.

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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