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Pakistan remembers slain leader Benazir Bhutto on death anniversary

10:15 AM | 27 Dec, 2023
Pakistan remembers slain leader Benazir Bhutto on death anniversary
Source: ppp

KARACHI – The Pakistani nation is marking the 16th Death Anniversary of slain Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto today on Wednesday as the country of 240 million was unable to fill the vacuum left by the death of first woman elected to head a democratic government in Muslim-majority nation.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has arranged public gathering in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh where special security measures are in place to ensure the law and order on the occasion.

PPP leaders are slated to reach Larkana, the hometown of PPP founders, to mark the death anniversary of Benazir. Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and other leaders will address the main event.

In his message, Bilawal Bhutto remembered his mother as the first democratically elected woman prime minister of the Islamic world as he called her an esteemed international leader.

He said the "Daughter of the East" stands not only as a historical figure but as a living movement and a radiant torch.

PPP leaders said the sacrifice rendered by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto for the restoration and strengthening of democracy in the country would always be remembered in the political annals of history.

December 27, 2007: The day Benazir was assassinated

It was late December 16 years back, when several party workers were killed and scores suffered injuries in the attack on the former premier and the high-profile murder still remains a mystery.

The deadly incident occurred after Benazir Bhutto prepared to leave the venue following an emotional speech, and as she stands in her bomb-proof vehicle to cheer supporters, a gun and bomb attack followed. The daring politician was rushed to the hospital where she succumbed to the wounds.

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Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 16 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 16, 2024 (Sunday) 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 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.7 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.8 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 311.9 314.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73

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