Pakistan declares national mourning over tragic death of Iranian President Raisi

Top leaders express grief over Iran's plane crash

10:51 AM | 20 May, 2024
Pakistan declares national mourning over tragic death of Iranian President Raisi

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Monday declared national mourning in wake of tragic death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi who died in a plane crash along with country's foreign minister and other senior officials.

In a statement, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said Pakistan would observe a “Day of Mourning” over the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

A social media post shared on his account said Pakistani flag will fly at half-mast as a mark of respect for President Raisi, his companions and in solidarity with brotherly Iran.

PM Sharif remembered hosting President Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, less than a month ago. He called him good friends of Pakistan. 

President Asif Ali Zardari also expressed his condolences and paid tribute to the late Iranian President, saying his efforts for Ummah and unity among Muslims will be remembered.

Zardari noted Raisi's strong support for Muslim causes, especially for the Palestinian and Kashmiri people, and described him as a great friend to Pakistan.

President called it loss not only for Iran but for the entire Ummah. Raisi will be remembered fondly for his efforts to strengthen relations with regional and Islamic countries, he said.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 21 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 21, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.75
Euro EUR 297  299.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5  354 
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80  75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.75 73.5
Australian Dollar AUD 181.2 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.91 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.11 40.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.62 916.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 28.83 29.13
Omani Riyal OMR 723.62 731.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.08 317.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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