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Asif Zardari did not invite me to Bakhtawar Bhutto’s wedding, says Fazlur Rehman

08:34 PM | 26 Jan, 2021
Asif Zardari did not invite me to Bakhtawar Bhutto’s wedding, says Fazlur Rehman

ISLAMABAD – Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman revealed on Tuesday that he was not invited to the wedding of Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, daughter of former president Asif Ali Zardari.

The head of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of opposition parties, revealed it when he was asked as to when he would be going to Karachi to attend the wedding of Bakhtawar Bhutto.

He expressed ignorance regarding the event, adding that Asif Zardari had not invited him.

Ahead of the wedding of Bakhtawar Bhutto with Mahmood Chaudhry, the Bilawal House organised a mehfil-e-Milad on Sunday.

Female members of the Pakistan People Party (PPP) were invited to the Milad while Bakhtawar’s aunt Faryal Talpur was also present on the occasion.

The Mehndi function of Bakhtawar, who was engaged to the son of a UAE-based businessman in December, is set to take place on Jan 27.

The Nikkah will be held on January 29 while the Barat is scheduled for January 30. Bakhtawar’s fiancé Mahmood Chaudhry had arrived in Karachi earlier this week on Flight EK600.

Meanwhile, a brief statement issued by Bilawal House revealed a limited number of guests expected at the main function – baraat – on Jan 30 considering the arrangements under the standard operating procedures due to Covid-19 precautions.

In a simple engagement ceremony in November last year, the couple had exchanged rings amid celebratory shouts and claps from the guests, who included a few senior politicians, PPP leaders, business giants, real estate tycoons, prominent lawyers, some legislators and close relatives at Bilawal House.

PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, who was in self-isolation after testing positive for Covid-19 that time, had joined the engagement ceremony through video link.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
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 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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