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Pilgrims arriving in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj

11:17 PM | 23 Jul, 2018
Pilgrims arriving in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj
ISLAMABAD - Intending pilgrims from Pakistan and across the world are arriving in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj.

According to the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, 28,000 Pakistani pilgrims have so far reached Saudi Arabia.

Nineteen thousand intending pilgrims under government scheme and nine thousand others under the private scheme have reached Makkah and Madina.

The ministry has so far dispatched a welfare staff of about five hundred people, which include 175 doctors and paramedics. They are providing medical facilities to the intending pilgrims at Jeddah airport, Makkah, and Madina.

Moreover, the office of Hajj Affairs of Pakistan is busy in providing various facilities, including accommodation and travel, to the intending pilgrims in Jeddah, Makkah, and Madina.

This year 184,210 intending pilgrims from Pakistan is performing Hajj.

The writer is a staff member. He has been affiliated with Pakistan's leading English newspapers and worked as News Producer at FM 107.4. Death (as...he is a station, and death is a longest journey from seen to unseen world), Rain, and winter's Full Moon 'Jarray ki Chandani' always fascinate him too much.


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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