Late Pakistani pop icon Nazia Hassan to be featured on New York's Times Square

09:47 AM | 13 Aug, 2022
Late Pakistani pop icon Nazia Hassan to be featured on New York's Times Square
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LAHORE – The 22nd death anniversary of Pakistani musician Nazia Hassan, a pop icon who endeared herself to millions across the world, is being marked today (Saturday).

The music maestro passed away on August 13, 2000, in London, following a prolonged battle with lung cancer at the age of 35.

To pay a tribute to Disco Deewane singer, Nazia Hassan will be on Times Square Billboard as Spotify’s Ambassador for 'EQUAL'.

The late singer has been picked as the posthumous brand ambassador for the month of August and she will appear on the cover of EQUAL playlist with her hit track, “Boom Boom.” She has become the first ever EQUAL ambassador to be honoured after her death.

Previously, several Pakistani artists including Arooj Aftab, Natasha Baig, and Hadiqa Kiani have been featured at Times Square under the Spotify’s programme.

Nazia, born on 3rd April 1965 in Karachi, started her singing career during the late 1970s‚ when she appeared on several television shows on PTV as a child artist.

The Queen of Pop music, rose to fame when she lent her vocals for the song 'Aap Jaisa Koi' in the Bollywood film Qurbani in 1980, making her hugely popular across South Asia.

Winning a Filmfare Award, she also bagged the title of being the first Pakistani to win the prestigious accolade.

In 1981, Hassan produced the album Disco Deewaney, which turned out to be a huge success, smashing sales records in Pakistan and receiving immense international acclaim.

The legendary singer, who was also a lawyer and a social activist, joined the United Nations in 1991 and bagged several accolades for her philanthropic work.

She was also given the Pride of Performance award in 2002 .Nazia, a top Asian artist of her time, is an inspiration for many and there's nobody else like her.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 23, 2023

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 September 23, 2023 (Saturday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 292 295.15
Euro EUR 317 320
UK Pound Sterling GBP 372.5 376
U.A.E Dirham AED 81.5 82.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 78.55 79.3
Australian Dollar AUD 198 200
Bahrain Dinar BHD 781.13 789.13
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.22 40.62
Danish Krone DKK 42.35 42.75
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 37.93 38.28
Indian Rupee INR 3.57 3.68
Japanese Yen JPY 1.92 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 951.03 960.03
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.23 176.23
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.72 770.72
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 217 219
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 325.12 327.62
Thai Bhat THB 8.31 8.46

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 23, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 215,800 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs185,020.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs170,068 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs198,365.

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.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 23 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Karachi PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Islamabad PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Peshawar PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Quetta PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Sialkot PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Attock PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Gujranwala PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Jehlum PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Multan PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Bahawalpur PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Gujrat PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Nawabshah PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Chakwal PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Hyderabad PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Nowshehra PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Sargodha PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Faisalabad PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Mirpur PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565


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