Dazzling fireworks staged in Sydney as world begins welcoming New Year (VIDEO)

07:31 PM | 31 Dec, 2021
Dazzling fireworks staged in Sydney as world begins welcoming New Year (VIDEO)

New Zealand and Australia have welcomed in the New Year, 2022, with an impressive light show and fireworks display staged in Auckland and Sydney, respectively.

People around the globe are preparing to say goodbye to 2021, which saw coronavirus waves and lockdowns. 

However, the Omicron variant threat has forced various European countries to impose curbs to prevent spread of the infection. 

Public in New Zealand witnessed a silent light display in Auckland after a small outbreak of Covid disrupted all plans. 

In Sydney, an incredible fireworks display was held at the city’s harbour. A number of people were present on the occasion as Australia has managed to control Covid-19. Last week, it experience a wave of Omicron variant after some passengers travelling back from the UK detected with the infection. 

Australia has allowed partygoers to dance and attend gatherings as they show their vaccine passport.

On the other hand, people will give a mute welcome to the New Year in various parts of the world as fireworks called off over Paris’s Arc de Triomphe and the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur.

The traditional fireworks display in London has been cancelled by Sadiq Khan after the capital witnessed a surge in Omicron cases.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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