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Pakistan wins eight awards in APICTA 

10:17 PM | 8 Dec, 2023
Pakistan wins eight awards in APICTA 

Muhammad Zohaib Khan, Chairman of Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA), has informed that Pakistani IT firms have won major awards on Friday in the Asia-Pacific Information & Communication Technology Alliance (APICTA) Awards 2023 held in Hong Kong. 

As per details, Pakistani IT companies have won 8 awards in APICTA 2023 in total; and, most notably, Superwomen Pakistan won the Gold award in Superwomen category. The girls have made Pakistan proud, Zohaib Khan added. 

Other merit awards won by Pakistani companies include: Dermavision by NUST; SSGC Automated Reader by FAST NUCES; FlowHCM by Impetus Systems; Koyal by F9; Brainbox by Excellence Delivered; Socialchamp by Social Champ and Collision Resilient Caged Quadcopter by Ace Aeronautics.

APICTA comprises of 16 countries; including economies like China, Japan and Australia. The Asia-Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) is an association of ICT communities nominated by member economies in the region; who come together in the spirit of collaboration – forming a cooperative network to promote technology innovation and development of indigenous ICT solutions for the global market via an annual awards program known as the APICTA Awards. 

P@SHA Chief apprised that 16 member economies in APICTA include Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

Zohaib Khan highlighted that P@SHA is the sole trade body of Pakistan’s IT industry and a registered association with DGTO under the Ministry of Commerce. It was founded in the year 1992 to represent, promote and develop the software & IT services industry in Pakistan. It works closely with the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) and Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB).

Mr. Khan added that P@SHA is the only Pakistani entity globally registered with and recognized by top industry institutions; such as WISTA (World Information Technology and Services Alliance); ASOCIO (Asian Oceanic Computing Industry Organization) and APICTA (Asia-Pacific ICT Alliance).

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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