West Indies captain Darren Sammy "given Pakistani citizenship"

02:35 PM | 26 Apr, 2016
West Indies captain Darren Sammy
LAHORE (Staff Report) - Darren Sammy is 'Sammy Khan' now!

If you are a fan of West Indies skipper Darren Sammy and a Pakistani as well, here is the biggest news of the day for you; Sammy has been "granted honorary citizenship of Pakistan."

The dramatic development took place when the owner of Pakistan Super League's Peshawar Zalmi team, Javed Afridi, tweeted and requested the Government of Pakistan to grant citizenship to Darren Sammy for his love for this nation.

'Sammy Khan'

Following Afridi's tweet, Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak announced citizenship for the West Indian captain.

And Sammy accepted the offer, saying it was an honour for him .

Interestingly, Darren Sammy used Pashto language as medium of communication. According to the World Cup wining team's skipper Javed Afridi had taught him Pashto.

However, the whole development turned out to be false when Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, the ruling party of KPK, revealed that Pervez Khatak's twitter account used for this announcement was fake.

And here are the final words:

Darren Sammy has not been granted Pakistani citizenship yet. However Javed Afridi has claimed to have forwarded a request to President Mamnoon Hussain in this regard.

It is also pertinent to be mentioned here that no Pakistani chief minister, by any law, can grant citizenship to any foreigner. Federal Interior Ministry takes measurements to this effect with coordination of President Office.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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