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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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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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