As Pakistan – a country of over 220 million – is facing an economic crisis, a sight of one of its highways shows a contrasting image when commuters can be seen showering currency notes on it.
The clip shot by a handheld device from within a car showed a convoy of SUVs and double cabin trucks moving forward and showering money on the vehicles. First currency bills of Rs50 and Rs100 were all over the roads and then Rs500 notes were thrown away on the busy highway.
As a large amount of cash flew in the air and covered some ground, some workers apparently flocked to collect the notes.
The clip further progressed as the convoy moves forward; the man who apparently filmed the money-showering event even passed comments about the act and that’s at a time when masses are struggling for their meals.
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Showering money is a popular ritual at ‘desi’ events as people shower notes as a showoff act to garner praise.
Lately, family members at the wedding event showered mobile phones and currency notes from the rooftop of a marriage hall in Mandi Bahauddin.
A wedding in Mandi Bahauddin. Imagine the difference between rich and poor in this country! pic.twitter.com/7TtYpv0zJO— Ahsan Hamid Durrani (@Ahsan_H_Durrani) January 10, 2023
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|