Christchurch terror attacks: Pakistan calls urgent meeting of OIC in Istanbul

08:04 PM | 17 Mar, 2019
Christchurch terror attacks: Pakistan calls urgent meeting of OIC in Istanbul
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has called an urgent meeting of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Turkey next week.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced this in a press conference on Sunday.

The meeting will be held on March 22 in Istanbul, Qureshi said, adding that the meeting will form a strategy to counter the growing Islamophobia in the world.

The foreign minister informed that six of the Pakistanis martyred in the Christchurch attack will be buried in New Zealand while three dead bodies will be brought to Pakistan for burial.

Expressing grief over the attack, the foreign minister said that Pakistan’s national flag will remain hanging down on Monday.

New Zealand was struck by two deadly attacks in Christchurch on Friday, with 50 people killed and another 20 seriously injured after gun assaults on mosques as Muslims offered the weekly Jumma prayers.

During afternoon prayers on Friday, a gunman opened fire inside the Masjid al Noor mosque in central Christchurch, killing 41. Another seven were killed at a second mosque five kilometres away in suburban Linwood, three of them outside the building.

At least nine Pakistanis are confirmed to have been killed in the terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal confirmed that Zeeshan Raza, his father Ghulam Hussain and mother Karam Bibi are confirmed to have been martyred in the terrorist attack in New Zealand.

He said that a total of nine Pakistanis embraced martyrdom in the attack.

Earlier, Foreign Office spokesperson gave a list of the six persons who have been announced dead by New Zealand authorities.

They were identified as Sohail Shahid, Syed Jahandad Ali, Syed Areeb Ahmed, Mahboob Haroon, Naeem Rashid and his son Talha Naeem.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

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.

On Saturday, Euro 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 - 24 February 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 2.10 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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