Sidhu calls PM Imran his ‘elder brother’ as he arrives in Pakistan to attend Guru Nanak's birth anniversary

01:34 PM | 20 Nov, 2021
Sidhu calls PM Imran his ‘elder brother’ as he arrives in Pakistan to attend Guru Nanak's birth anniversary

LAHORE – Famous Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu arrived in Pakistan via the Kartarpur Corridor to attend the 552nd birth anniversary of the founder of his religion.

The 58-year-old Indian politician was welcomed with garlands and rose petals. Punjab Congress chief while speaking to the media called Prime Minister Imran Khan as his elder brother. “He [Imran Khan] has given me a lot of love”, said Sidhu.

Sidhu earlier today crossed over the border to visit the Gurdwara Sahib after his name was left out of Punjab CM Channi’s entourage visiting the shrine.

On Wednesday, the Kartarpur corridor was reopened after 20 months, ahead of Guru Nanak’s Gurpurab. The first batch of 28 Indian Sikhs visited the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib by using the corridor on the first day of its reopening.

Meanwhile, thousands of Sikhs from parts of the world flocked to the Nankana Sahib district of Punjab to celebrate the birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak.

The 10-day celebrations started on Wednesday in the birthplace of Baba Guru Nanak with Akhand Path.

The historic corridor, a visa-free crossing, allows Indian Sikhs to visit the temple in Pakistan where Guru Nanak passed away in 1539AD. It was first opened in 2019 on Baba Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
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 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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