LAHORE – Hafiz Muhammad Waleed Malik, an MBBS topper at the Ameeruddin Medical College, has set a new record by taking home 29 gold medals.
In an exclusive interview with Daily Pakistan, Waleed shed light on his journey and the basic rules he followed all the years during completion of five-year Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree.
Waleed, who was accompanied by his parents, said medical aspirants needs to be a bookworm and to go at lengths while pursuing this career. He mentioned that he only got couple of hours to sleep or relax after whole day of studying, and it’s his passion that drives him to continue tedious routine for years.
Recalling the proud moment of getting medals, Waleed, who is a memoriser of the holy Quran, also recalled receiving accolade from Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid, who herself is a hardworking physician and has etched her name in the history for achievements.
Waleed’s father, a chartered accountant by profession, said he attempted to teach all kinds of principles to his children. He paid his gratitude to Almighty Allah that his next generation respect the elderly and treat young ones with affection.
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The MBBS graduate performed exceptionally well for securing above 85 percent marks in thesis, practical and viva of all subjects.
Earlier, a female MBBS student from King Edwards medical college had held the record with 23 gold medals.
Pakistani rupee saw marginal improvement against US dollar as it appreciated in the open bank market.
On Thursday, the US dollar moved up and was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.
Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||361.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.63||36.98|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.
On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,600, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs187,420.
Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs200,380, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs191,275 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,950.
In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.
|Lahore||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Karachi||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Quetta||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Attock||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Multan||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|