Islamic Solidarity Games: Pakistan’s Shajar Abbas sets new national record in 200m race

11:49 AM | 11 Aug, 2022
Islamic Solidarity Games: Pakistan’s Shajar Abbas sets new national record in 200m race
Source: Shajar Abbas (Twitter)

KARACHI – Pakistani sprinter Shajar Abbas has created a new national record in 200 meters race at the Islamic Solidarity Games in Turkey.

Finishing first in his heats, the 22-year-old clocked 20.68 seconds, breaking his previous record of 20.87 he made during XXXII Qosanov Memorial in Almaty.

Shajar had earlier also set a national record of 100m sprint by clocking 10.25 in Islamic Solidarity Games, less than a week after he completed the same distance in 10.38 at Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.

The Pakistani athlete finished first in his heat, while his countryman Mueed Baloch secured second spot as he clocked 21.28 seconds.

Shajar has participated in seven sprints in nine days but he is in high spirits as he managed to set new records despite fatigue.


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 February 6, 2023 (Monday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 275.15 278.15
Euro EUR 299 302
UK Pound Sterling GBP 335 338
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 192 194
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.72
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.3

KARACHI – The gold price in Pakistan decreased by Rs200 per tola to reach Rs204,300 on Monday after the yellow metal market witnessed mostly bullish trend last week.

As per the All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA), the price of 10 grams of 24 carats gold increased by Rs172 to settle at Rs175,154.

On Friday, the South Asian country registered Rs4,000 per tola decrease.

In the international market, the commodity witnessed an increase of $5 to reach $1,870 per ounce.

Meanwhile, silver prices in the domestic market remained unchanged at Rs2,250 per tola and Rs1,929 per 10 grams, respectively.


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