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Pakistani PM Shehbaz, world leaders gather in London for Queen Elizabeth II's funeral

09:05 AM | 19 Sep, 2022
Pakistani PM Shehbaz, world leaders gather in London for Queen Elizabeth II's funeral
Source: @ShehbazSharif (Facebook)

LONDON – Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has shared condolences on behalf of the Pakistani people to King Charles III as he arrived in London to attend the state funeral of late Queen Elizabeth II.

The premier visited the UK as world leaders from more than 100 countries gathered in Britain for the last farewell to Britain's longest-reigning monarch, who passed away on September 8.

PM Shehbaz while extending condolences over the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, observed that the late monarch was a source of inspiration and strength for generations of Commonwealth citizens.

He recalled that Pakistani people had fond memories of the Queen’s two visits to the South Asian country, saying the bond of affection between the Royal family and the Pakistani nation had only strengthened with time.

PM conveyed best wishes to Prince Charles on his accession to the throne and expressed the hope that he would carry on the legacy of his mother in further strengthening friendship among Commonwealth nations.

Furthermore, he also expressed gratitude for the Royal family’s expression of sympathy and support in the wake of the devastating floods in Pakistan. The appeal for help and the response from both the British government and the public were deeply appreciated in Pakistan, the statement said.

Meanwhile, the United Kingdom is set to bid a final farewell to Queen Elizabeth in a grand state funeral at Westminster Abbey in central London. The Queen will be driven to Windsor Castle for burial in the royal vault.

Top leaders including US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Emperor Naruhito, and Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan joined those paying respects to the late Queen during the last day of the official lying-in-state.

Britain has declared Monday (today) a national holiday as a huge number of residents are expected to line the route of the procession. Reports suggest that the funeral will be screened to crowds in parks and public spaces across Britain.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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