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UAE president designates his son as Abu Dhabi crown prince

12:00 PM | 30 Mar, 2023
UAE president designates his son as Abu Dhabi crown prince
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United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has named his eldest son Sheikh Khaled as the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the oil-rich Gulf state, state media reported on Wednesday.

Sheikh Mohammed has also appointed his brothers to top positions, further centralizing power in Abu Dhabi. His brother Sheikh Mansour was named UAE vice president, alongside Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, while Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan were appointed deputy rulers of Abu Dhabi.

Sheikh Mohammed has been grooming his son for years, placing him in positions of authority in security, economy, and governance. The appointment of Sheikh Khaled as crown prince reflects a trend towards direct lineage in most Gulf Arab monarchies.

The UAE, with Abu Dhabi as its political capital, has held the presidency since its founding in 1971. The country is known for its political and economic stability, high per-capita income levels, and a large expatriate workforce.

Recently, Abu Dhabi has undergone several reshuffles, including Sheikh Tahnoun's appointment as chair of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and Sheikh Mansour's appointment as chairman of Mubadala.

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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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