Tens of thousands attend funeral for Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran

10:42 AM | 22 May, 2024
Tens of thousands attend funeral for Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran

TEHRAN - Tens of thousands of people attended the funeral of late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran on Wednesday.

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and other noted people also flocked to Tehran to attend the funeral prayer and extended condolences to Iran's leadership on behalf of the Palestinian resistance groups over the death of President Raisi and others.

The funeral took place days after helicopter crash in which President Raisi, and other members were killed while navigating mountainous terrain in heavy fog. Among those with the president were the Supreme Leader's representative Ali Ale-Hashem, East Azerbaijan Governor Malek Rahmati, two bodyguards, two pilots, and one crew member.

All passengers, including Raisi, were pronounced dead when the charred wreckage of the Bell 212 helicopter was discovered early Monday after an overnight search in blizzard conditions.

A mourning period is being observed in Iran following the crash.

Raisi burial

Funeral rites for the late President Raisi and his entourage started on Tuesday, with huge number of mourners dressed in black attending ceremonies in Tabriz and Qom.

Following funeral in Tehran, the bodies will be transported to South Khorasan province and then to Raisi's hometown of Mashhad in the northeast. He will be buried on Thursday evening after funeral rites at the shrine of Imam Raza.

Supreme Leader Khamenei, who holds ultimate authority in Iran, has declared five days of national mourning and appointed Vice President Mohammad Mokhber, 68, as caretaker president until the June 28 election to choose Raisi's successor.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


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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