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Youme-e-Takbir’ – Pakistan announces 10-day celebrations to commemorate 1998 nuclear tests

01:49 PM | 19 May, 2022
Youme-e-Takbir’ – Pakistan announces 10-day celebrations to commemorate 1998 nuclear tests
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has announced to hold ten-day celebrations on the 24th anniversary of nuclear blasts conducted by Pakistan on May 28, 1998 to counter Indian aggression. 

Federal Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the decision has been taken by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who urged public to observe Youm-e-Takbir with national spirit in the style of Diamond Jubilee celebrations of 75 years of establishment of Pakistan.

She said that the national celebrations on Youm-e-Takbir will kick off today.

The premier, according to the information minister, has directed the federation, four provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan to jointly hold the celebrations.

This year’s celebrations are being held under a theme of 'Na Jhukay Thay, Na Jhukain Gay (We did not bow down, we will not bow down).

The information minister said that 28 May 1998 is a day of national pride and Pakistan's great history of not bowing down for the sake of independence, sovereignty and national interests, Radio Pakistan reported. 

She said that Pakistan was made a nuclear power under the leadership of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and now it will be turned into an economic power.

The day is celebrated on May 28, annually to commemorate the historic event of conducting nuclear tests in 1998. This day not only made Pakistan seventh nuclear state of the world but also the very first Islamic state equipping nuclear arsenal.

The operation was conducted in Rasko hills of Chaghi district Balochistan. The reason of conducting the operation was to give a response to a total of five nuclear explosions by India.  


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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