Hussain Haqqani's portrait not removed from Pakistan's embassy in Washington: Embassy Sources

12:59 PM | 29 Sep, 2017
Hussain Haqqani's portrait not removed from Pakistan's embassy in Washington: Embassy Sources
WASHINGTON - In contradiction to local media reports, the portrait of former Ambassador Hussain Haqqani has not been removed from Pakistan's embassy in Washington.

Highly-placed embassy sources confided to Daily Pakistan that an event took place at the embassy on Wednesday and during the course of arranging tables, the portrait of Haqqani accidentally fell down.

Picture taken at a time when Haqqani's portrait accidentally fell down

As soon as it was noticed, it was placed back on the wall and the news of intentionally removing the photograph was not true, said the sources.

It is relevant to mention that the clarification came in the aftermath of news circulated by leading media outlets in Pakistan that the picture of Haqqani, who served as Ambassador for over three years during Pakistan Peoples’ Party rule, was purposely removed.

Haqqani, who lost his job after the Memo-gate scandal has been critical of Pakistan's policies regarding foreign affairs, but the news of his portrait being removed from embassy has turned out to be a hoax.

The writer is a civil servant.


Today Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 24 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 24, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 278.4 for buying and 280.1 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.45.

British Pound rate is 354.5 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal hovered at 73.6.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 278.4  280.1 
Euro EUR 301.35 303.45
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.5 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5  77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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