There's no limit for Pakistanis when it comes to succeeding. With yet another Pakistani individual making the nation proud, the bar is rising higher and higher for the coming generations.
Enaam Ahmed, a British-born Pakistani Formula racer, is taking the internet by storm with his winning streak now beating world-class racers including Formula One driver Hamilton and Max Verstappen. Ahmed recently set the record becoming the third-fastest time during the morning session on the 2.4-mile road course at the prestigious Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The circuit comprises of 14 corners and hosted some of the world’s most talented racing drivers. The test took place in preparation for Round 2 of the Firestone Indy NXT Championship. Starting with a chilling morning leading to an hour's delay, the Speedway witnessed 20 brilliant drivers all ready and set to go.
Ahmed competed against several experienced drivers and still made out the third fastest time of 1:14.86. The fastest time of 1:14.62 was set by Hunter McElrea of New Zealand. Not only that, Ahmed became the only Pakistani to win a World Championship in Karting.
The 23-year-old rising star also broke Ayrton Senna's record by acing 13 races in a single season. He became the first high-level Formula Championship champion in Pakistan's history, winning the British Formula 3 Championship, and more.
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On his professional front, US-based Pakistani professionals are encouraging Ahmed to participate in the Indianapolis 500, the greatest spectacle in racing in 2024. His upcoming race will take place at Birmingham, Alabama's Barber Motorsports Park on April 30.
Credited as the most successful Asian racing driver in the history of Formula Motorsport, Ahmed was born in London to Pakistani parents. He is the only Pakistani to secure the World Champion in Karting, beating the records of Formula One drivers Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. Ahmed has been winning championships and breaking records from the age of 14.
Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.
On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.
|Lahore||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Karachi||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Quetta||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Attock||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Multan||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|