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Pakistani Christians celebrate Christmas with religious fervour, zeal

10:34 AM | 25 Dec, 2023
Pakistani Christians celebrate Christmas with religious fervour, zeal

Prayers resonated across all churches in major cities and elsewhere in Pakistan as Christmas is being celebrated with religious fervour on Monday.

Several churches were decked up in dazzling array of lights and sparkling Christmas stars as Christians, the largest minority groups in Pakistan, celebrated sacred religious holiday with zeal.

Like parts of the world, special programmes are slated in the churches across Pakistan.

On the occasion, interim Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar felicitated the Christian community, saying the nation should pledge to make Pakistan a model of religious tolerance and inter-faith harmony.

In his message, Kakar said Christmas is the name of love, brotherhood, patience and sacrifice, saying values were critical in putting society on the path of development.

The premier said Prophet Hazrat Essa (A.S) healed the pain of humanity and took the message of God to the whole humanity. He was of the view that human society had been facing an adverse situation due to a wave of religious intolerance, and opined that to reverse negative trend, we all have to spread Hazrat Essa’s message of brotherhood and religious tolerance and follow his teachings to make the world a cradle of peace.

Kakar said white colour in Pakistan’s flag represented minorities including Christians, as they played a vital role in the progress and development in all fields including defence, judiciary, arts, sports and education made their countrymen proud.

He recalled Christians who laid down their lives for strengthening the foundation of the country and for its integrity and solidarity.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73

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