congratulates England team for victory and thanked them to tour Pakistan for the second time
ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif hosted a dinner for Pakistan and England teams at the PM House on Monday.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)'s Managing Director Rob Key and team players were present on the occasion.
During the interaction, the premier commended England players for outplaying Pakistan in their first game of the three-match series. Recalling the years-long ties, he said the UK had always supported the Pakistani people and further hoped that the cricket team visit would go a long way in building bridges between the two countries.
He termed England’s tour ‘a historic moment’, saying we are having English team in the South Asian country after 17 years. He lamented their situation during England’s last visit in 2005 when Pakistan was facing terrorist attacks.
We beat terrorism after paying huge sacrifices as tens of thousands of citizens, including troops and civilians, laid their lives.
PM Shehbaz hoped that the historic cricket series between Pakistan and England would strengthen ties between the two sides, and mentioned that Islamabad enjoyed wonderful relations with Britain at different levels and cricket was one of them.
He further thanked the British High Commissioner and the British government for supporting Pakistan cricket.
Sharif also paid tribute to Pakistani cricket legends, including Fazal Mahmood and Hanif Mohammad for their ever-green innings.
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|