How sales be like in Pakistan, a stigma or an illusion?

01:41 PM | 6 Feb, 2017
How sales be like in Pakistan, a stigma or an illusion?

Wait! Is this a shot of an Open Kitchen for POOR? No, here's the battle continues as women fight to avail 50% discount on a clothing brand. Is that the way Pakistan heading to? Are we really able to call ourselves an Ethical Nation? Perhaps, Not!

From past years, the sales trend has been exceptionally encouraged and brands are more comfortable in earning revenue on both sales and retail. Actually, people are more obsessed to designer wear in so-called developing country. The reason is, purchasing power among people have increased and they don’t think twice while buying Joras just for the sake of being called wearing a 'Designer Wear'.

I remember when I was in my early teens, my mother used to buy clothes for me from any random clothing retail. We were living the same happy lifestyle, enough travelling, we used to go to eateries every week for a family get together. No one used to ask me or my mother that from where I got this dress bought and stitched. But the question is WHY NOW?

Are we busy enough to wait for a stitching process? Or we are still in a DESIGNER COMPLEX? Or what?

Why such furious and misbehaving attitudes on sales? Have we got short of clothes?

This question stimulates in my mind and every time I fail to find out the real reason behind this all drama. However, what I can feel is when you have more money, more freedom and extended social circle, so you'll be found in such sales which happen every now and then in Pakistan. Such gestures on SALES are clearly delivering the worst image of Pakistan as an unethical nation.

Where Actually We Are Heading To?

 Clothes worth 5k could be your charm for a 1 season, however, spending that 5k on an education of street child could be a lifetime reward for both your country and for that child.

The best thing I always notice typically on a FLAT 50% sale that stitched tunic's worth before sale was 4k and after flat rate, it drops down to 2k which means the brands never compromise on the 'REVENUE' they earn even in the sales period. So you are paying them BEYOND EXTRA BUCKS!

This time we just have to be little conscious about where we are spending our hard earned incomes. We need to make sure that if our income source is capable enough to bear such extravagance on clothes. It doesn’t mean that not to shop until you drop, but make sure you have to spend logically, sensibly and save some for a RAINY DAY.

Moreover, Pakistanis are the best nation when it comes to charitable moments, donating for causes and much other. It’s a time, to value our money because only that person who earns knows the grace of blood earned income.


Pakistani rupee inches up against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check latest rates here

Pakistani rupee witnessed upward trajectort against US dollar and other currencies amid positive economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Wednesday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.7 for buying and 286.75 for selling.

Euro remained stable at 309 for buying and 312 for selling. British Pound rate increased to 361 for buying, and 364 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED dropped to 77.6 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 6 December 2023

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.7  286.75 
Euro EUR 309  312 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 361  364 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.6 78.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.58 766.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.93 40.33
Danish Krone DKK 41.41 41.81
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.49 36.84
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 923.13 932.13
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.97 61.57
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.89 177.89
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.68 26.98
Omani Riyal OMR 740.01 748.01
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.36 79.06
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.45 27.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.09 8.24

Gold price sees major drop in Pakistan; Check today gold rates - 6 Dec 2023

KARACHI – Gold prices in the local market continue to decline in line with the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 6 December 2023

On Wednesday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,400 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,100. 

Each tola for 24 karat is Rs216,700, 22 Karat is Rs198,640, and 21 karat rate per tola is Rs189,613 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,525.00 for single tola.

In the global market, the precious metal moved down, and hovers around $2023 per ounce after drop of around $10.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Karachi PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Islamabad PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Peshawar PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Quetta PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Sialkot PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Attock PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Gujranwala PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Jehlum PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Multan PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Bahawalpur PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Gujrat PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Nawabshah PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Chakwal PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Hyderabad PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Nowshehra PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Sargodha PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Faisalabad PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Mirpur PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625


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