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‘Sare jahan se acha…’: Indian university removes chapter on Pakistan’s national poet Allama Iqbal from syllabus

02:37 PM | 27 May, 2023
‘Sare jahan se acha…’: Indian university removes chapter on Pakistan’s national poet Allama Iqbal from syllabus
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DELHI – An executive body of the Delhi University has approved a motion to scrap a chapter on Pakistan's national poet Muhammad Iqbal from the political science syllabus in a prejudice move. 

Reports said the academic council has taken a decision to remove the chapter titled 'Modern Indian Political Thought' from a book of BA level, adding that a final decision will be taken by the university’s executive council (EC) on May 9.

A member of the academic council confirmed the development to the media that chapter on Iqbal, who is writer the famous song, ‘Sare jahan se acha and credited with giving birth to the idea of Pakistan.

A unit on Iqbal titled 'Iqbal: Community' was part of the chapter, which was studied to students in sixth semester of the BA programme. 


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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