Pakistani weightlifter Haider Ali misses medal after finishing 5th at Commonwealth Games

Web Desk 07:45 PM | 1 Aug, 2022
Pakistani weightlifter Haider Ali misses medal after finishing 5th at Commonwealth Games
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BIRMINGHAM – Pakistan’s Haider Ali displayed a decent performance but felt short of a medal in weightlifting during the Commonwealth Games on Monday.

Pakistan begins its weightlifting journey in the Commonwealth Games when noted athlete Haider Ali competes in the 81 kilogramme event.

Despite an elbow injury, Haider managed to get the fifth spot as he lifted 135kg in snatch and 170kg in clean and jerk to register a total of 305kg.

The noted weightlifter earlier bagged a gold medal in the 2019 South Asian Games in the same weight category and has a record of five gold medals in national events.

Meanwhile, England’s Chris Murray remained the top performer and was awarded a gold medal after lifting a total of 325kg. Australia’s Kyle Bruce was runner up with a total of 323kg, which included 143kg in snatch and 180kg in clean and jerk.

Canada’s Nicolas Vachon was named third and Ajay Singh from India finished in fourth place with a total of 319kg.

Pakistan fielded three weightlifters in the quadrennial spectacle. The two other weightlifters, Hanzala Dastgir Butt and Muhammad Nooh Dastgir Butt will be in action on Wednesday.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 8, 2023 (Wednesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 276.9 280.15
Euro EUR 296.12 296.74
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.78 332.48
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.06 75.36
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.48 73.79
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.71
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.18
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.41
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – Gold prices fell on Wednesday for the third straight day in local markets, after hitting aan all-time high in previous week.

The per tola price of 24 carats gold in Pakistan dropped by Rs2,000 to settle at Rs198,000 while the price of 10 grams decreased by Rs1715 to reach Rs169753.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity witnessed an upward trend as per ounce price reached to $1,880 after an increase of $11 dollars.


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