First Iran group leaves for Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah after 9 years

08:16 PM | 22 Apr, 2024
First Iran group leaves for Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah after 9 years

TEHRAN – The first group of Iranian pilgrims in nine years traveled to Saudi Arabia for the Umrah, according to Iran's state news agency, marking a significant step in the improved relations between the two Middle Eastern nations.

Saudi Ambassador to Iran, Abdullah bin Saud al-Anzi, was present at Tehran's main airport to bid farewell to the 85 pilgrims.

Iranian media reported in December that Saudi Arabia had removed restrictions on Iranians wishing to perform Umrah, but flights were postponed until now due to what Tehran described as "technical issues."

In March 2023, China facilitated an agreement in which Iran and Saudi Arabia reestablished full diplomatic relations, which had been severed since 2016 due to Riyadh's execution of a Shia cleric and the subsequent attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran.

Before relations were restored, Iranians were limited to performing the Hajj pilgrimage, which is a religious obligation for Muslims and is expected to be carried out once in their lifetime.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 19 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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