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Shawwal moon sighted in Pakistan, first day of Eid Al-Fitr on Monday

07:28 PM | 25 Jun, 2017
Shawwal moon sighted in Pakistan, first day of Eid Al-Fitr on Monday
LAHORE – Shawwal moon sighted in Pakistan and Monday (June 26, 2017), will be the first day of the month of Shawwal and the first day of Eid Al-Fitr in the country.

Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman announced the sighting of moon for the month of Shawwal on Sunday and said that Eid Al-Fitr will be celebrated on Monday, June 26.

The announcement was made by Mufti Muneeb after chairing a meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee.

"From various cities and towns across the country we have confirmation of the Shawwal moon being sighted," said Rehman.

Muslims throughout the world celebrate Eid Al-Fitr on first of Shawwal.

What is Eid Al-Fitr:
Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Azha are the two major festivals in Islam. Eid Al-Fitr, or the 'festival of breaking fast', marks the end of the holy month of Ramazan and the beginning of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic lunar calendar.

The festival is celebrated by the 1.6 billion Muslims across the globe. The date for Eid Al-Fitr is based on the lunar calendar.

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 believes...life 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.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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