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Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan hosts first-ever international boxing tournament 

09:44 AM | 12 Jun, 2022
Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan hosts first-ever international boxing tournament 
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HUNZA – Gilgit-Baltistan, a high-mountain area full of natural beauty in the north of Pakistan, hosted its first-ever World Boxing Association’s tournament in a bid to promote sports in the region. 

Athletes from 10 countries, including Indonesia, Thailand, UAE, Philippines, Nigeria, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Cameroon and Korea, are taking part in fights being held at Lalik Jan Stadium in Gilgit on Saturday. 

Hundreds of people gathered at the stadium to watch the WBA Asia Welterweight Championship fights in the inaugural session

Pakistani boxing champion Usman Wazeer played the lead role in bringing the international tournament to the country. He was supported by the Force Command Northern Areas in this regard. 

The event, which is dubbed by Wazeer as biggest boxing tournament in the history of Pakistan, features three title fights while other seven bouts are world-ranking fights.  

Muhammad Asif Hazara won the South Super Flyweight title of World Boxing Association in the International Professional Boxing Festival. He beat Indonesian Boxer Razi Akbar in 10th round competition.

President Dr Arif Alvi, in a statement congratulating Muhammad Asif, said youth of Pakistan have a lot of talent in the field of sports.

The President said the youth can further shine the name of the country with encouragement and better training.

Meanwhile, another Pakistani Boxer Usman Wazir also won the World Boxing Association Asia Welterweight title. He knocked out his rival boxer belonging to Thailand.


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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