Al-Nimr's execution Saudi Arabia's biggest mistake, says Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

02:24 PM | 27 Jan, 2016
Al-Nimr's execution Saudi Arabia's biggest mistake, says Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
ROME (Staff Report) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is currently in Italy as part of his first official trip to Europe, Wednesday criticised Saudi Arabia for executing renowned shia scholar Shaikh al-Nimr, calling it biggest mistake of Riyadh.

Al-Nimr, a Saudi national, was executed for terror-related charges along with dozens others, who were members of al-Qaeda, earlier this month.

Addressing a press conference in Rome, Rouhani also mentioned Tehran's improving ties with Washington. He said that the gap between two countries was result of efforts of jewish businessmen and pro-Israel lobby present in United States.

He further added that United States has badly failed in stopping the Israeli atrocities, further strengthening a point of view that said Tehran was not ready to change its mind towards Israel despite a nuclear deal with west.

On the occasion he also hailed Italy for wonderful hospitality during his stay in Rome.

Rouhani is expected to reach France on official trip now. He will meet French President Francois Hollande and top French businessmen during the visit.

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.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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