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107,526 pilgrims to perform Hajj under govt scheme

08:33 PM | 16 May, 2017
107,526 pilgrims to perform Hajj under govt scheme
ISLAMABAD - A computerised balloting to select successful applicants under Government Hajj scheme 2017 was held in Islamabad on Friday.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Religious affairs Sardar Yousaf said that 386,096 applications have been received out of which 107526 will offer the Hajj under government Hajj scheme.

He said applications of 197 people above the age of 90 years have been approved for Hajj without balloting and one attendant will be allowed to travel with them.

The Minister said that successful applicants will be informed through SMS by this evening. He said all the data will be available on the website of the ministry.

He said successful candidates can submit the valid passport by the 10th of the next month while unsuccessful candidates can withdraw their amount within banking hours.

He said that Hajj operation would be started from 1st Zil-Qadd.

The Minister added that 50% pilgrims will go to Makkah Mukarma and while others 50% will go to Madina Sharif.

The Minister said that the religious ministry has made extra payment to the Saudi government for arrangement of express clearance for Pakistani pilgrims at all the checking points specially the airports.

He said this year's Hajj will be the most successful Hajj in the history of Pakistan.

The writer is a staff member. He has been affiliated with Pakistan's leading English newspapers and worked as News Producer at FM 107.4. Death (as...he believes...life is a station, and death is a longest journey from seen to unseen world), Rain, and winter's Full Moon 'Jarray ki Chandani' always fascinate him too much.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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