Pakistan's first astronaut Namira Saleem will raise the country's flag in space soon

10:48 PM | 18 Aug, 2023
Pakistan's first astronaut Namira Saleem will raise the country's flag in space soon
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Namira Salim is getting ready to create history where she will raise the Pakistani flag into space later this year. She will be the first astronaut from Pakistan to fly on Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's innovative space company.

Salim's aspirations for space travel got start in 2008 when she created history by handing former Pakistani Prime Minister (PM) Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani the first national flag ever launched into orbit. This historic event occurred in June 2010 at the EU-Pakistan Summit in Brussels.

As Namira Salim is ready to venture into space on a spaceship owned by Virgin Galactic, her ascent represents Pakistan's expanding involvement in space exploration and represents a major victory for the country.

Within the Virgin Group, Virgin Galactic is a spaceflight business that aspires to provide space travellers suborbital spaceflights. It is creating commercial rockets that take off from an airborne carrier aircraft. The mission of Virgin Galactic is to introduce people to the amazement, wonder, and passion of space flight.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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