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PPP pushes for Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's picture on Pakistani currency notes

11:32 AM | 13 May, 2024
PPP pushes for Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's picture on Pakistani currency notes
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The legacy of late Pakistani Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto is still alive and now his party Pakistan Peoples Party wants the party founder's picture on currency notes.

Pakistan People's Party (PPP) on Sunday adopted a resolution demanding the federal government to declare party founder Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto a national democratic hero and feature his image on currency notes, ARY News reported on Monday.

The resolution was passed during a seminar titled 'Bhutto Reference and History', discussing Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto's reference.

Pakistan People's Party (PPP) passed a resolution demanding Bhutto as a national democratic hero and wanted his picture on currency notes. This resolution was adopted during a seminar discussing Bhutto's legacy, where the party also called for him to be posthumously titled Quaid-e-Awam (leader of the masses) and awarded the highest civilian honor, Nishan-e-Pakistan.

The resolution praised Supreme Court's acknowledgment that Bhutto's trial, which resulted in his execution, was not fair. Alongside the call for Bhutto's image on currency, the resolution proposed the construction of a monument in his honor and the designation of his mausoleum as a national shrine.

PPP also called for the reversal of the unjust death sentence handed down to Bhutto and the establishment of a Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Award for democracy activists who have sacrificed their lives for the cause.

Bhutto, one of the most popular leaders of Pakistan, was hanged to death during former military ruler General (r) Ziaul Haq's regime. He was charged with the murder of a political rival Nawab Mohammed Ahmed Qasuri.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 21 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 21, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.75
Euro EUR 297  299.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5  354 
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80  75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.75 73.5
Australian Dollar AUD 181.2 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.91 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.11 40.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.62 916.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 28.83 29.13
Omani Riyal OMR 723.62 731.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.08 317.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74

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