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.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 15 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 15, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.50 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.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.5
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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