Pakistan hockey team receives a hero's welcome in Lahore for winning silver medal in Azlan Shah Cup

10:05 PM | 12 May, 2024
Pakistan hockey team receives a hero's welcome in Lahore for winning silver medal in Azlan Shah Cup
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The Pakistan hockey team received a warm reception upon their arrival in Lahore on Sunday after clinching the silver medal at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. Despite a valiant effort in the final, they narrowly lost to a defensively resilient Japanese team in a penalty shootout.

Despite an unbeaten run to the final, Pakistan fell short in the crucial moments against Japan, who took an early lead. Despite Pakistan's spirited comeback with two quick goals, they ultimately succumbed in the shootout.

At Lahore Airport, the team was greeted by a large crowd, adorned with garlands and bouquets, and fans held up placards congratulating them on their achievement.

Welcoming the team, Chairman Prime Minister Youth Programme Rana Mashhood, former Pakistan head coach Khawaja Junaid, and other dignitaries commended their performance. Mashhood praised the team for reconnecting the youth with the national sport and announced a prize of Rs1 million for each player on behalf of the prime minister, who plans to meet the team at the Prime Minister’s House.

Reflecting on the final, Japan initially dominated, but Pakistan fought back strongly with goals from Ajaz Ahmed and Abdul Rehman. However, Japan managed to level the score late in the game, leading to a tense penalty shootout where they emerged victorious.

Head coach Roelant Oltmans expressed disappointment at the missed opportunities in regular play, emphasizing the need to capitalize on chances. Looking ahead to the FIH Nations Cup in Poland later this month, he urged his team to strive for victory, aiming to improve upon their performance in the next tournament.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 28, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.25 for selling.

Euro stands at 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal increased to 73.45.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.25
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.03 748.03
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.42 38.82
Danish Krone DKK 40.44 40.84
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.62 35.97
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 904.07 913.07
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.05 59.65
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.6 7.75


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