DUBAI – UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi has felicitated the Pakistani nation on its Independence Day celebrations from space.
Dr Al Neyadi shared a photo of Pakistan's capital city of Islamabad, taken from the International Space Station on Monday.
In his message shared on social media platform X, he wrote: “Happy Independence Day to all Pakistanis, especially those living in the UAE”.
شام بخیر #پاکستان— Sultan AlNeyadi (@Astro_Alneyadi) August 14, 2023
Happy Independence Day to all Pakistanis, especially those living in the UAE. As one of the largest expat communities in my country, we have lived together for years and learned a lot about your rich culture. Here's your capital, Islamabad, from space. pic.twitter.com/xf4XaSEHOv
“As one of the largest expat communities in my country, we have lived together for years and learned a lot about your rich culture. Here's your capital, Islamabad, from space,” he added.
More than one million Pakistani expatriates live in the UAE, making them the second-largest expatriate population after India.
Meanwhile, a flag hoisting ceremony was organized at the Embassy of Pakistan, Abu Dhabi to celebrate the 76th anniversary of the Independence Day of Pakistan with national zeal and enthusiasm.
Tweet:— Pakistan Embassy UAE (@PakinUAE_) August 14, 2023
A flag hoisting ceremony was organized at the Embassy of Pakistan, Abu Dhabi to celebrate the 76th anniversary of the Independence Day of Pakistan with national zeal and enthusiasm. 1/4@ForeignOfficePk pic.twitter.com/jOBOmfDlb1
A large number of Pakistani community members along with their families attended the event. Pakistan’s ambassador to the UAE Faisal Niaz Tirmizi hoited the flag.
In his message, he conveyed felicitations to 1.7 million Pakistanis residing in the UAE on the Independence Day. “I hop that our community while building on the proud legacy, would continue to strive for progress, prosperity and stability of both Pakistan and the UAE”.
Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Saturday, 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.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.
On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.
|Lahore||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Karachi||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Quetta||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Attock||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Multan||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|