Pakistan’s 76th Independence Day to be celebrated at London’s Wembley Arena

05:30 PM | 30 Mar, 2022
Pakistan’s 76th Independence Day to be celebrated at London’s Wembley Arena
Source: @wembleystadium (Twitter)

Pakistan’s 76th Independence Day will be celebrated at the Wembley Arena on August 14 this year, a senior Pakistani diplomat in London has announced.

At a press conference organised by the UK-Pakistan Business Council (UKPBC), the Trade and Investment Minister of the Pakistan High Commission London Shafiq Shahzad announced that thousands of people will attend the event to mark the “historic occasion”.

Shahzad said that the Pakistan government has decided to celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day through different events all over the world and London is among the key cities where it will be celebrated.

“Pakistan’s Platinum Jubilee will be celebrated in style and Wembley Arena is the best place for this purpose. Thousands of British Pakistanis, as well as Pakistani from Europe, will grace the occasion. We are supporting all events by community organisations all over the world to celebrate the freedom of Pakistan. We are in touch with hundreds of community organisations planning to mark the big day in a unique style,” said Shahzad.

Pakistan will be observing its 76th Independence Day but it will be the 75th independence anniversary of the country.

Business and community leaders also spoke at the press conference. They welcomed the decision by the UK Pakistan Business Council and said that an estimated 10,000 people will attend the event which will also see dozens of Pakistani artists making special appearances.

They said that singers from Pakistan will attend the event along with celebrities from various fields to make it a memorable event.

Several Pakistani concerts have been held at big venues like Wembley Arena but Pakistan Independence Day has never been celebrated at the venue in the past.

UK Pakistan Business Council’s newly-elected president Naveed Ahmed said this event will send a clear message to the world that Pakistanis are a great nation and they are the most patriotic people.

Mujtaba Ali Shah is Daily Pakistan's UK Bureau Chief and Reporter. He reports regularly on Pakistani community news reports from London. He writes for the Daily Pakistan news and reports for the digital properties of Daily Pakistan. He has previously worked as reporter for Geo News, Daily Jang, Neo News and Ausaf Newspaper. He can be reached at


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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