Shahida Abbasi from Balochistan bags gold at Asian games

03:17 PM | 6 Dec, 2019
Shahida Abbasi from Balochistan bags gold at Asian games
Shahida Abbasi from Balochistan bags gold at Asian games
Shahida Abbasi from Balochistan bags gold at Asian games
Shahida Abbasi from Balochistan bags gold at Asian games

Shahida Abbasi, a Pakistani athlete from Hazara has made her community and country proud by bagging a gold medal in karate at the South Asian Games in Nepal.

According to Arab News, the athlete, Shahida Abbasi, would be bringing home the woman’s single karate category. Meanwhile, Pakistan has won two gold, three silver and four bronze medals.

According to Shahida, it was a source of pride for her that the Hazara town of Quetta, which was always in the news for blasts and target killings, was now being celebrated for achievements in sports.

She said that she was happy to be a source of pride for her country, her city, her town and her parents. She also expressed her happiness over the fact that she was the first from Pakistan to play and gave her country a good start.

She narrated how her neighbourhood boys used to taunt her when she went to the academy to learn karate, and how she used to ignore them and continued her journey with positivity. “Today, I gave them the answer with my performance,” she said.

Abbasi began her journey in 2004, winning national and international medals for her Hazara Club in Quetta and the country.

She attributed her success to her father and said that neighbours used to tell her father that martial arts was not for girls. She added that her father continued to push her and today she had made him proud.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

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 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 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 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
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 207 209
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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