Don't fast if too hot this Ramazan: Tahir Ashrafi

12:01 PM | 17 Jun, 2016
Don't fast if too hot this Ramazan: Tahir Ashrafi
LAHORE (Web Desk) - Chairman of the Pakistan Ulema Council and renowned scholar Muhammad Tahir Ashrafi has said that one can skip fasting provided in the case of severe medical and weather conditions.

“If a doctor says that your life is threatened due to the scorching heat, or you have a medical condition and it is going to get worse due to the fasting, then you can skip the daily fast,” he said, adding that, "If any area of Pakistan is hit by extreme heat during Ramazan, which began June 7, the council will remind followers of that flexibility in public service media announcements."

Related: Karachi heatwave death toll crosses 1,200

Last year in Ramazan, over 1250 residents of Karachi died due to heatstroke.

In Sindh, temperatures have already hit 52 C in Larkana, with Jacobabad and Moenjodaro just slightly cooler, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department. Lahore lags behind Karachi despite a high temperature of 46 C being recorded in early June.

To curb the severity of weather, 179 heatstroke centers have already been opened to facilitate the heat-stricken community. Authorities have confirmed that proper planning would help citizens brave the torrid conditions this summer.

Read More: How to beat heat this burning hot Ramazan? Easy tips from experts

The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
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 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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