India refuses visas to over 200 Pakistanis for Ajmer Sharif Urs

11:21 AM | 23 Jan, 2023
India refuses visas to over 200 Pakistanis for Ajmer Sharif Urs
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ISLAMABAD – New Delhi has refused to grant visas to Pakistani pilgrims intending to attend the Urs of Sufi saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti at Dargah Ajmer Sharif in Rajasthan.

Reports in local media suggest that nearly 500 Pakistanis were supposed to leave for India to attend the religious event, and almost half of the religious tourists were not missed visas.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony’s spokesperson revealed that the Modi-led administration restricted more than 239 Pakistani pilgrims to pay homage to the Sufi saint.

Visas for five officials who were supposed to take care of the pilgrims were also rejected.

The last-moment refusal for issuance of visas has affected the emotional sentiments of pilgrims leaving them in stress, while Pakistani officials expressed dismay.

New Delhi has violated long-standing protocol on visits to religious shrines by refusing visas while Pakistan has always facilitated Indian pilgrims to visit their sacred sites to promote interfaith harmony.

This is not the first time as the Indian embassy last year refused visas to several Pakistani pilgrims for attending the annual Urs.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 23 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 23, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.25 for buying and 280.70 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 354.5 and selling rate is 358.35.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
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Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 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 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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