Pakistan celebrates Eid ul-Adha 2024 with joy, reunions, and family feasts

08:28 AM | 17 Jun, 2024
Pakistan celebrates Eid ul-Adha 2024 with joy, reunions, and family feasts

Eid ul-Adha is being celebrated across Pakistan, and parts of world with religious fervour as people sacrifice animals, hold special congregational prayers, while family reunions, sumptuous feasts, and charitable activities are also being observed on Festival of Sacrifice.

This year, the government declared three holidays to mark the festival. Railways and some airlines also slahes fares to help people spend Eid with families.

Eid-ul-Adha is being celebrated to commemorate the great sacrifices of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and Hazrat Ismael (AS).

The day began with special prayers in mosques for the well-being of Muslims and the country's progress, prosperity, and security. Eid prayer congregations were held in mosques, Eidgahs, and open spaces in cities, towns, and villages.

In Eid sermons, Islamic scholars emphasised significance of great sacrifice made by Hazrat Ibrahim and Hazrat Ismael (AS). People are sacrificing animals in accordance with the Sunnah of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS).

Civic authorities in cities and towns have also made special arrangements for the disposal of offals and other solid waste during the three days of Eid-ul-Azha.

President, PM extend warm Eid Greetings to naiton

President Asif Ali Zardari extended his warm felicitations to the nation and Ummah on the blessed occasion. In his message, the supreme commander of armed forces prayed to Allah Almighty to grant His blessings and happiness to the Muslim world and Pakistan on this auspicious day.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also greeted nation on the auspicious occasion of Eidul Adha.

In his message, the premier said Eid-ul-Adha commemorates the unwavering commitment and readiness of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) to sacrifice his beloved son Prophet Ismail (AS) without hesitation, as commanded by Almighty Allah.

He remembered day of great importance of sacrificing what is most dear to us in the way Allah. It teaches us the value of selflessness and devotion to Allah SWT, PM said.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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