Renaming of Altaf Hussain university in honour of Zardari's father proposed

04:26 PM | 11 Jan, 2018
Renaming of Altaf Hussain university in honour of Zardari's father proposed
KARACHI - The provincial assembly of Sindh has proposed that a university set to be established in Hyderabad be named after Hakim Ali Zardari instead of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain.

According to a letter, believed to be issued by the Sindh assembly secretariat, the university has been proposed to be named in honour of the father of former president and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari.

The letter categorised as 'Most essential, important and urgent' also expressed gratitude to Mr Malik Riaz, chairman Bahria Town for proposing the construction of the university in Hyderabad district.

It outlined that drinking water was available on the riverside and the climate was also conducive to the construction of the institute.

"All modern required facilities can be made available, therefore such Mega Project of University approved by Assembly in the last session of Sindh Assembly" the letter read.

Malik Riaz had announced in November 2014 his plan to set up two universities – one each in Karachi and Hyderabad – to be named after Mutta­hida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain.

Afterwards, in 2015,  Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan and Bahria Town chief Malik Riaz performed the groundbreaking of Altaf Hussain University (AHU).

On the occasion, MQM chief Altaf Hussain, in his telephonic address congratulated the people of Hyderabad and thanked Malik Riaz and PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari for their support.

In March, last year, the Sindh Assembly passed a law to rename Altaf Hussain University.

“There is no need to establish a university after Altaf Hussain who works in the hands of anti-Pakistan elements to destabilise the country,” CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah had said in his address to the cabinet that approved the law.

With the latest decision by the provincial assembly, it seems that the Altaf Hussain university would be renamed which is a harbinger of the crumbling base of the embattled political party that came under the radar of law enforcers after the anti-Pakistan diatribe of Altaf Hussain.


Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies

Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Sunday, 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.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 3 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.15 287.95
Euro EUR 309.9 310.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4 360.05
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45 77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold prices increase in Pakistan; check out today gold rates in Pakistan - 3 December 2023  

The price of gold increased by thousands of rupees due to an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 3 December 2023

On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,800 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,450.

Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs201,482, 21 karat rate costs Rs192,325 and 18k gold rate is Rs164,850.

Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Sunday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Karachi PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Islamabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Peshawar PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Quetta PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Sialkot PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Attock PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Gujranwala PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Jehlum PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Multan PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Bahawalpur PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Gujrat PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Nawabshah PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Chakwal PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Hyderabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Nowshehra PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Sargodha PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Faisalabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Mirpur PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730


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