President confers Sitara-i-Imtiaz to Zulfiqar Cheema

Ali Zain 07:11 PM | 13 Aug, 2015
President confers Sitara-i-Imtiaz to Zulfiqar Cheema
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) - Upon recommendation of Civil Award Committee the President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain, has conferred Civil Award Sitara-i-Imtiaz to Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema in recognition of his services in Pakistan Police Service, Pakistan Motorways Police and Passport and Immigration Department.

Cheema has always enjoyed the repute of introducing positive changes and optimal outputs of the organizations. In the year 2008-09 Gujranwala was ruled by dangerous organized gangs of robbers and kidnappers. He eliminated all those gangs and made Gujranwala peaceful. Upon his extraordinary performance, Government of Pakistan awarded him Tamgha-i-Imtiaz and People of Gujranwala remember him as “Muhafiz-e-Gujranwala.

Afterwards during 2012, when Department of Passport & Immigration was in such a dire state that it was unable to issue new passports to the masses. Passports of thousands of Overseas Pakistani’s were expired and at the end they attacked and vandalize the Pakistani embassy and showed their aggression. Eight million applications were pending till the start of the year 2013.

To resolve the issue that became a great national crisis, then Government, appointed hard-working and reputed officer Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema, head of the Department of Passport & Immigration. His exceptional leadership capabilities brought life to the languishing department in a short time.

Cheema cleared corrupt elements and corrupt practices from the department and strengthened honest, hard-working and motivated employees. Working day and night, millions of passports were issued and Zulfiqar Cheema succeeds to clear back log in just 03 months.

The success story of Department of Immigration and Passport is an example for all Governmental and non-Governmental institutions.


Ali Zain
Ali Zain

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers ...


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 January 28, 2023 (Saturday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 263.9 266.15
Euro EUR 275.75 278.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 313 316
U.A.E Dirham AED 69.75 70.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 67.25 67.9
Australian Dollar AUD 178.5 180.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 644.19 652.19
Canadian Dollar CAD 187.5 189.70
China Yuan CNY 35.71 36.11
Danish Krone DKK 35.38 35.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 30.94 31.29
Indian Rupee INR 2.97 3.08
Japanese Yen JPY 2.50 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 793.09


Malaysian Ringgit MYR 57.02 57.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 156.69 158.69
Norwegians Krone NOK 24.46 24.76
Omani Riyal OMR 629.39 637.39
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 66.54 67.24
Singapore Dollar SGD 184.38 186.38
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 23.81
Swiss Franc CHF 263.01 265.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.38 7.53

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs204,100 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,990.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs157,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 178,500.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Karachi PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Islamabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Peshawar PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Quetta PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Sialkot PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Attock PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Gujranwala PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Jehlum PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Multan PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Bahawalpur PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Gujrat PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Nawabshah PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Chakwal PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Hyderabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Nowshehra PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Sargodha PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Faisalabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Mirpur PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220


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