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Nooh Dastgir Butt sets two new records in National Powerlifting Championship

11:41 PM | 5 Mar, 2024
Nooh Dastgir Butt
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Commonwealth Games gold medalist Nooh Dastgir Butt on Tuesday set two new records in the National Powerlifting Championship.

Butt broke his own records by lifting 330kg weight in the squat category and 208kg weight in the bench press category.

Speaking after the event, Butt said that athletes who have won medals should be provided training facilities. Had they been provided proper training facilities, he said, the athletes who won medals in Commonwealth Games would also have won medals in Olympics.

He said the government should investigate why he was not sent to Olympics. He said he was neither given camps nor sent abroad for training. He said he regretted not being part of the Paris Olympics. He said it would not be difficult to win a medal in the Olympics if he is provided training.

Last year, Butt was not allowed to participate in Asian Games and Paris Olympics for allegedly being part of a parallel weightlifting interim committee. He denied the allegations and said that he wanted to continue representing Pakistan in future. 

Taking to Instagram, the Commonwealth Games gold medalist expressed reservations at his exclusion from the weightlifting event by the Pakistan Weightlifting Federation (PWLF). 

“I, unfortunately, won’t be able to participate in future weightlifting competitions — be it National Games (2023) or international competitions like Asian Games (2023) or Olympic Games (2024) — as I have been alleged to be a member of a parallel weightlifting interim committee by the Pakistan Weightlifting Federation (PWF). As a result, I won’t be given an opportunity or platform to participate in future competitions,” Butt said.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 April 2024

Pakistani currency continues to gain against US Dollar and other currencies on April 18, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.2 for buying and 280.3 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.2 280.3
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25  345.65 
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25  75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.63 747.63
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.32 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.42 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.76


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