KARACHI – A ninth-grader student from Pakistan’s port city, Karachi, has developed an instant messaging app, FF Meeting, that he claims works more efficiently than widely popular Facebook-owned WhatsApp.
Nabeel Haider, 15, has deep interest in app development since his childhood. The young student wants to assist his father, who sells food on motorbike, with his skills in the technology field.
Recently, Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Amin-ul-Haque met the young techie and appreciated his dedication.
As he app needs more developing, the IT minister has offered him internship National Incubation Center Karachi to refine it more.
"I met with 15 y/o Nabeel Haider, who developed ‘FF Family’ - an advanced version of WhatsApp."
"I loved his dedication and have offered an internship via MoIT at the NIC in Karachi, where his app will be floated & groomed," the minister wrote on Twitter.
I met with 15 y/o Nabeel Haider, who developed ‘FF Family’ - an advanced version of WhatsApp.— Syed Aminul Haque (@SyedAminulHaque) March 7, 2021
I loved his dedication & have offered an internship via MoIT at the NIC in Karachi, where his app will be floated & groomed.
Our youth & technology is the future. #DigitalPakistan pic.twitter.com/08Ld28PAQi
"Our youth and technology is the future," he added.
The app, which is available on Google Play Store, has been downloaded by 100,000 users, he claimed, adding that it has features like secret chat.
Pakistani rupee witnessed marginal losses against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market.
On Wednesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.6 for selling and 288.65 for buying purposes.
Euro price stands at 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 360 for buying, and 363 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78.25 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||360||363|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.24||36.59|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – The gold price moved up down in the local market in line with massive increase in international market.
On Wednesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,000, and the price for 10-gram gold saw an increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,900.
Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,830, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,750 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,500.00.
In international market, the price of precious metal went up by $29 to settle at $2,044 per ounce.
|Lahore||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Karachi||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Quetta||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Attock||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Multan||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|