Known Urdu writer and critic Shamim Hanfi passed away in New Delhi after battling with coronavirus-related complications. He was 82.
Hanfi had tested positive for Covid-19 a few days ago after which he was shifted to a local hospital in New Delhi. He breathed his last on Thursday evening.
Hanfi was born on November 17, 1938, in the Indian city of Sultanpur. He graduated from Allahabad University and Aligarh Muslim University after which he joined the academia.
He first taught at the Aligarh Muslim University but later joined the Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi. He remained connected to the institution in the capacity of professor emeritus.
He was famous for his literary contributions to the Urdu language, including writing plays, poetry, and critique. He translated Abul Kalam Azad's famous book "India wins freedom," while some of his own best-selling books include "Manto Haqiqat se Afsaane Tak" and "Jaadeediyat Ki Falsafyana Asas."
Shamim Hanfi was frequently invited to visit Pakistan as a guest at literary fairs, especially the International Urdu Conference, where his speeches were always lauded for being very interesting and insightful.
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 March 30, 2023 (Thursday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||348||351.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.11||36.46|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.57||177.58|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 207,700 on Thursday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,070.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.
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 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Karachi||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Islamabad||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Peshawar||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Quetta||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Sialkot||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Attock||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Gujranwala||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Jehlum||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Multan||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Gujrat||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Nawabshah||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Chakwal||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Hyderabad||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Nowshehra||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Sargodha||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Faisalabad||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
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