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PM Shehbaz to attend Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s funeral prayers

06:48 PM | 21 May, 2024
PM Shehbaz to attend Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s funeral prayers
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ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will travel to Iran tomorrow (Wednesday) to attend the funeral prayers of President Ebrahim Raisi, who lost his life in a helicopter crash. 

Three-day funerals for Raisi and Hossein Amir Abdollahian, his foreign minister, began today.

The Iranian president’s body has arrived in the capital city of Tehran.

The funeral procession, which started this morning in Tabriz, will continue to the holy city of Qom, but the bodies themselves will remain in Tehran until tomorrow (May 22).

The president’s body will then be shifted to the historic Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad where Ayatollah Khamenei will conduct prayers, according to Mehr News.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was declared dead on Monday morning as his helicopter crashed after a tough landing during a visit to the country’s northwest.

Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and East Azarbaijan Province’s Governor Malek Rahmati were also on board the crashed aircraft. Presidet Raisi was on his way to Tabriz City after inaugurating a dam at the border with the Azerbaijan.

Earlier, a massive search operation was conducted, Iran's Red Crescent, Pir Hossein Kolivand, told media, saying the situation looks somber.

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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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