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Full dress rehearsal for Pakistan Day Parade to take place in capital today

10:25 AM | 21 Mar, 2017
Full dress rehearsal for Pakistan Day Parade to take place in capital today
ISLAMABAD - Full dress rehearsal for Pakistan Day parade will take place in Islamabad Tuesday (today) with Chinese and Turkish troops.

In a bid to beef up security, cellular services will remain suspended from 5 AM till 1 PM, within a 10 km radius of the Parade Avenue.

Thoroughfares will be closed for the public in close vicinity of  Faisal Avenue, Zero Point, Faizabad and Parade Avenue.

The City Traffic police Islamabad and Rawalpindi have chalked out a comprehensive traffic plan for the full dress rehearsal.

Faizabad area will remain completely closed from 5 AM to 2 PM. Traffic en route Islamabad from Koral Chowk Interchange will be diverted to Link Road.

Traffic coming from Murree will be stopped at 17 mile toll plaza. The traffic police will stop traffic from Abbottabad at Barian whereas traffic moving from airport to Islamabad will use Khanna Pull, Lehtarar Road and Taramirri Chowk to move to Park Road.

On March 23, small vehicles coming from Lahore will use route of Rawat T-Cross to reach motorway after passing through Rawalpindi Saddar Road and Peshawar GT Road.

Pakistan Day commemorates the passing of the Lahore Resolution, when a separate nation for the Muslims of the British Indian Empire was demanded on March 23, 1940 as well as the declaration of the republic on the same day in 1956.


Among other dignitaries, Chief of South African National Defence Force, General Solly Zacharia Shoke will also witness the parade.

The writer is a civil servant.

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US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 20 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 20, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.85 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.70.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.85 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.7 74.42
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65

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