Lahore set to host multiple fireworks displays on New Year’s eve

11:07 PM | 30 Dec, 2022
Lahore set to host multiple fireworks displays on New Year’s eve
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LAHORE – Citizens in the country’s cultural capital Lahore will be celebrating the end of 2022 in spectacular style, with at least nine fireworks displays in the metropolis.

Reports in local media suggest that the local authorities have allowed fireworks on New Year's night at nine points in the city.

Lahore, which is already facing the worst air quality, will ring in 2023 with the thrilling midnight moment, with fireworks and colorful displays, which were banned in earlier years.

It was reported that Jilani Park, US Consulate General Lahore, Bahria Town, Parkview City Housing Society, Central Park Housing Society, Nishat Hotel, and Emporium Mall will host the fireworks display this year.

Meanwhile, the authorities also issued a set of guidelines for fireworks, and real estate companies and other organisations, which were bound to follow the SOPs.

Massive crackers will be the beginning of the New Year’s Eve celebration in the city, with a large number of people expected at famous sites across the metropolis. The provincial capital usually buzz till the wee hours on NYE as citizens, mostly youth, took to the streets, causing huge traffic jams.

Meanwhile, security has been beefed up at the entry and exit points of the city and special checking has been ordered ahead of New Year's Eve, with law enforcers directed to ensure effective patrolling.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 3, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 3, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 3, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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