284 Sikh devotees reach Pakistan for Urs of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh

06:17 PM | 21 Jun, 2018
284 Sikh devotees reach Pakistan for Urs of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh
LAHORE - To celebrate the 179th death anniversary of Punjab’s first Sikh ruler, Maharaja Ranjeet Singh, 284 Indian Sikh yatrees arrived here on Thursday at the Wahga Railway Station by a special train to attend the ceremony.

Evacuee Trust Property Board (BTPB) Secretary Muhammad Tariq Khan, Deputy Secretary Imran Gondal, Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) former Pardhan Sardar Bishon Singh and other board official received them warmly at the Wahga railway station.

Speaking on the occasion, Secretary Board Tariq Khan said the board had completed all arrangements, including security, accommodation, journey and medical, for Sikh yatrees, adding that a team of expert doctors would remain with yatrees for providing them the best medical facilities.

Party leader of Sikh yatrees Sardar Bilvandar Singh thanked the government and board for receiving them warmly. After their arrival, the Sikh yatrees left for Punja Sahib Hassanabdal where they would stay for three days and perform their rituals.

The yatrees will come to Nankana Sahib on June 23 where they will stay for three days and perform religious activities. After that, they will leave for Sucha Sauda, Farooqabad, for performing their rituals. Then, they will go to Gurdwara Dera Sahib in Lahore on June 26 and would stay.

During a stay in Lahore, the yatrees will visit Gurdwara Rohri Sahib Aimanabad and Darbar Sahib Kirtarpur Narowal.

The main ceremony of an anniversary of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh will be held at Gurdwara Dera Sahib on June 29 in which Indian Sikh and local Sikh community will participate in it. The yatrees will return India on June 30.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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