Pakistan’s Shahir Afridi wins World Boxing Council Asia Middleweight title

11:19 AM | 4 Mar, 2023
Pakistan’s Shahir Afridi wins World Boxing Council Asia Middleweight title
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BANGKOK – Pakistan’s boxing champion Shahir Afridi continues to make the nation proud as he bagged the World Boxing Association Asia welterweight title in Thailand.

Known by his stage name The Markor, the Sindh Police Rapid Response Force personnel, clinched the international contest in the third round. With the latest feat in his professional career, Afridi now holds a record of 6-0-1.

Afridi, 27, took to social media to extend gratitude to family, team, and fans for their support and prayers.

Despite adding another feather to his cap, the professional boxer lamented lack of sponsors to continue his passion. Speaking with a local news outlet, the undefeated athlete said the country’s top brands are all behind cricket leagues, as he equated it to a sin for them to invest in boxing or support athletes.

Sharing his ordeal, he mentioned that Sindh government and other individuals promised prizes for him but none of that materialized. He however thanked Shahid Afridi Foundation for helping him to continue his passion.

He further highlighted the dire need for sponsorship for him for future training and travel, expressing hope to compete for the WBC Continental title and the WBA title if he gets financial support.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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