Pakistani PM Shehbaz Sharif to attend funeral of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi today

08:42 AM | 22 May, 2024
Pakistani PM Shehbaz Sharif to attend funeral of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi today

ISLAMABAD/TEHRAN – The funeral prayers of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, country's foreign minister, governor and other officials will be offered in Tehran today where Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will attend the final rites of deceased Iranian leader.

Funeral commemorations for President Raisi is due today as Tehran is struggling with the loss of two key leaders at a critical time.

Thousands of Iranians gathered in Tabriz to mourn President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in the crash. Raisi will be buried in Mashhad on Thursday evening, with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei leading the funeral prayer.

A high-level delegation from Pakistan, including Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, will attend the ceremonies on Wednesday, honoring the late President and other victims.

As per media reports, President Raisi’s chopper was torched in the crash while all members were said to be burnt.

Ebrahim Raisi, 63, was elected president in 2021. Since taking office, he has tightened morality laws, overseen a violent crackdown on anti-government protests, and pushed forward with nuclear negotiations with world powers.

A Turkish drone identified a heat source suspected to be the helicopter wreckage and shared the coordinates with Iranian authorities, per report.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 20 June 2024

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

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Baht THB 7.58 7.73


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