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Pakistan to lead international campaign for curbing religions' defamation: PM Imran

02:38 PM | 20 Nov, 2018
Pakistan to lead international campaign for curbing religions' defamation: PM Imran
ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday, addressing the inaugural session of a two-day international Rehmatal-Lil-Aalameen Conference in Islamabad said that an international campaign will be launched to end defamation of

The conference is being held at Jinnah Convention Centre under the auspices of Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony.

Topic of the conference is "finality of Prophethood and responsibilities of Muslims in light of the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

It is the 43rd conference aimed at promoting religious harmony, tolerance, brotherhood and equality, respect for humanity, non-violence, unity, reconciliation and culture of dialogue, Radio Pakistan reported.

The prime minister hailed the efforts of the organisers of the conference, which will continue for two days. President Arif Alvi will attend the closing session.

Emphasising on the study the life of the Prophet (PBUH), the premier said that government had directed the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to establish chairs in three universities for conducting research on the Prophet's life.

The people, who are unable to understand the Prophet's life, have now become guardians of Islam, he said.

"We should examine what it was that the Prophet did, that later led to the defeats of super powers at the hands of Muslims," Dawn new quoted the prime minister.

People, including Hindus, Sikhs and from other religions, visit the shrines of the great Muslim personalities to pay homage.

He said that Pakistan took up the matter pertaining to the blasphemous caricatures in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation platform.

Later, he said, the European Union also admitted that freedom of expression could be not be used as a pretext for blasphemy.

He said Pakistan will lead an international campaign for a declaration to curb the defamation of religions, stating that Ahmer Bilal Sufi has been appointed to contact various countries in order to woo them to sign the declaration.

Islamic scholars, from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Afghanistan, Syria, Morocco, and the United Kingdom are attending the session.

Ulema are shedding light on various aspects of the life and teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

Cash awards and certificates are also being given to 53 authors, whose books or articles were selected after a due process, in nine categories. These categories are Seerat and Naat Books in Urdu, English, Arabic, and regional languages of Pakistan.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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