Shahid Afridi requests PCB to observe one minute silence ahead of PSL final

06:04 PM | 17 Mar, 2019
Shahid Afridi requests PCB to observe one minute silence ahead of PSL final
KARACHI - Shahid Afridi has requested Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to observe one-minute silence on the eve of PSL final, set to be played at National Cricket Stadium on Sunday’s night.

“The former skipper of Pakistan also urged the high-ups for limiting the concert to national songs, he said in a Tweet ahead of PSL 4 final.

On Friday, the 39-year-old all-rounder also took to Twitter to condemn the horrific incident. He said he confirmed with the Bangladesh players of their safety, while also expressing that terrorism has no religion and this act should not be bracketed as a Muslim act.

“Horrifying tragedy. #Christchuch. I found NZ one of the safest, most peaceful places, people are friendly. Spoke to Tamim big relief B’desh squad/staff is safe. The world must together! stop hatred! Terrorism has no religion! Prayers for bereaved families. May Allah bless the departed,” the Multan Sultan player wrote on his handle.

Pakistan struggled for more than a decade to revive international cricket in its backyard, after the 2009 attack on the visiting Sri Lankan team bus, which saw six members of the Lankan team wounded. The Bangladesh team was set to take on hosts New Zealand in Christchurch tomorrow, but in the wake of the attacks, the third Test has been called off.

However, PCB has clarified that the concert will be held on its schedule. There have been no changes in the closing ceremony, the PCB spokesperson added.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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