Umar Akmal visits ailing cricketer Zulqarnain Haider

02:07 PM | 9 Jul, 2022
Umar Akmal visits ailing cricketer Zulqarnain Haider
Source: A screengrab of Facebook video

LAHORE – Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal went to the home of former national cricketer Zulqarnain Haider to inquire about his health as he is suffering from stomach related disease.

Haider had been admitted to a hospital in Lahore after he underwent a surgery for a stomach infection. The former player has been facing financial crunches since his health condition deteriorated.

Akmal, who was accompanied by his wife, said that he had come to meet the fellow cricketer, adding that he had nothing in his heart about the past.

The right-hand batsman, who has faced a ban in spot-fixing case, prayed for the speedy recovery of Haider. Umar Akmal stated that he will be available to Haider whenever there is a need.

In response, Zulqarnain Haider thanked Akmal for visiting him and prayers.

Both cricketers have been at odds since 2020 when Haider called for converting a three-year ban on Akmal to lifetime ban in a spot-fixing scandal.

Haider had been admitted to a hospital in Lahore after he underwent a surgery for a stomach infection. The former player has been facing financial crunches since his health condition deteriorated.

Earlier, PCB’s director National High-Performance Centre (NHPC), Nadeem Khan, and GM Domestic Cricket Junaid Zia visited the ailing cricketer at his home and extended financial support to clear his hospital dues.

Zulqarnain’s cricket career landed in controversy after he withdrew from the national team in a surprise move during the 2010 Dubai tour. Later, he resumed domestic cricket but could not make it to the national team again. 


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 22, 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 March 22, 2023 (Wednesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.6 286.65
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.5 348
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.4 76.2
Australian Dollar AUD 187 189.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 749.75 757.76
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.5 209.7
China Yuan CNY 40.91 41.31
Danish Krone DKK 40.59 40.99
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.9 36.25
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 919.58 928.58
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.66 178.66
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.61
Omani Riyal OMR 732.14 740.14
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.42 78.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 304.1 306.6
Thai Bhat THB 8.26 8.41

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 22 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,400 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs173,500.   

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Karachi PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Islamabad PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Peshawar PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Quetta PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Sialkot PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Attock PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Gujranwala PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Jehlum PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Multan PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Bahawalpur PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Gujrat PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Nawabshah PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Chakwal PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Hyderabad PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Nowshehra PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Sargodha PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Faisalabad PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Mirpur PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375


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