LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hosted a grand gala dinner in honour of the Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan cricket teams and the visiting delegation of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at Governor's House in Lahore on Monday.
A display of camaraderie and respect 🙌— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 4, 2023
🎥 Highlights of the PCB grand gala dinner hosted in honour of the Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan teams and the BCCI delegation at Governor's House in Lahore.#AsiaCup2023 pic.twitter.com/GbySK3N0d8
Addressing the gathering, BCCI President Roger Binny thanked the PCB for the invitation and said that everything comes to a standstill when India plays Pakistan.
Speaking on the occasion, BCCI Vice-President Rajeev Shukla said he had been to Lahore multiple times and that it had always been a pleasure to be here. He recalled that India had played in Pakistan in 2004 and 2006 and that was the gold era of the India-Pakistan cricket. He said that cricket could play a critical role in strengthening the bond between the countries.
Addressing the guests in attendance, Punjab Governor Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman laid stress on setting the difference aside and promoting the game of cricket.
Governor Punjab Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman addresses the attendees at the PCB Gala Dinner organised for Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan teams and the BCCI delegation at Governor's House, Lahore.#AsiaCup2023 pic.twitter.com/htJZ4IXb0D— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 4, 2023
PCB Management Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf said in his speech that cricket is the game of love and the cricketing nation will have to show to the world that they are one.
Here a few glimpses from the gala dinner and the meet and greet sessions that took place on that occasion.
The captains of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lank and Afghanistan posed for a picture with PCB Management Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf, Punjab Governor Baligh Ur Rehman and the BCCI delegation led by President Roger Binny and Vice-President Rajeev Shukla.
The 🇵🇰 🇧🇩 🇱🇰 and 🇦🇫 captains, Chairman PCB Management Committee Mr Zaka Ashraf, Governor Punjab Baligh Ur Rehman and the BCCI delegation led by President Roger Binny and Vice-President Rajeev Shukla at Governor's House in Lahore.#AsiaCup2023 pic.twitter.com/xRxZAUqmfh— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 4, 2023
Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Sunday.
On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.
Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.37||36.72|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.33||177.33|
Gold prices decreased in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.
On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs216,300, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs185,450.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs198,274, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs189,263 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,225 for each tola.
In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Sunday.
|Lahore||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Karachi||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Islamabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Peshawar||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Quetta||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Sialkot||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Attock||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Gujranwala||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Jehlum||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Multan||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Gujrat||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Nawabshah||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Chakwal||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Hyderabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Nowshehra||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Sargodha||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Faisalabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Mirpur||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|