RIYADH – There is no age to get an education and in one prime incident, a 70-year-old woman has graduated with distinction, making news across the globe.
As most septuagenarians develop hobbies and interests in retirement age, some even start learning for fun but Salwa Al-Omani took the extra mile and she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University.
Al-Omani sets an example of 'education has no restriction of age', as she resumed her education after 5-decades, showing that nothing is impossible if you are resolute. She not only passed the exams to get her BA degree but makes an impact by standing first in her class and receiving an excellence award.
Salwa was honored at the 44th graduation ceremony which was attended by Saudi Princess Abeer bint Faisal bin Turki.
Speaking with an international publication, she mentioned getting her long-awaited dream. The woman revealed that she left school at the age of 18 back in the 70s and later married. Her family later shifted to Kuwait, before arriving in Saudi Arabia.
Due to misplacement of some documents, she started from intermediate second grade and later enrolled in University. Remarkably, the mother of five scored 82 on the General Aptitude Test and got over 80 percent in another entrance test.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on October 1, 2023 (Sunday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||353.3||357|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||37.93||38.28|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.58||176.58|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,800 on Sunday.
The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 173,870.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Karachi||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Islamabad||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Peshawar||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Quetta||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Sialkot||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Attock||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Gujranwala||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Jehlum||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Multan||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Gujrat||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Nawabshah||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Chakwal||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Hyderabad||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Nowshehra||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Sargodha||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Faisalabad||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Mirpur||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|