National Challenge Cup 2023 kicks off next month

Web Desk 11:49 PM | 14 Dec, 2022
National Challenge Cup 2023 kicks off next month

The National Challenge Cup 2023 by Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) will roll into action from January 2023.

Pakistan’s premier competition, the National Challenge Cup, will feature the highest — 32 — departmental teams across the country vying for the prestigious title, which will be defended by 2020 champions WAPDA.

These teams are divided into eight 08 Groups and each group contains four (04) teams. Stage one will start on January 1 and last till February 11 and will be played at Zonal and Centralized (eight 08) cities (Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Quetta, Chaman, Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, and Bahawalpur) while the venue for the final stage will be announced later.

Each team of every group will play six (06) matches, three (03) will be home-based and the rest of the three are away. The top two (02) teams from each group will make it to the ‘round of 16’, which will be followed by the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final. The winner of the tournament will get 1 million while the runners-up and 3rd position will bag 500,000 and 250,000 respectively.

Sharing his views, Chairman of FIFA-appointed PFF Normalisation Committee Haroon Malik accompanied by NC member Shahid Niaz Khokhar and Manager Competition PFF Qamar Ali Qureshi, said: "The National Challenge Cup is back now and brings the best departmental teams and players in the country and hopefully, it will give a major boost to the domestic structure. We were striving for this for a long time and I am glad that our efforts started yielding fruit in the shape of success, he added.

On the occasion, NC member Shahid Niaz Khokar highlighted the efforts and contribution of the departments, which is the main motive behind the restoration of this premier event of the country. “The departments have remained the real roots due to which the stars of the country are shining today.”

Manager Competition PFF Qamar Ali Qureshi has said that PFF will assure the best possible facilities to the teams participating in the mega event. In this regard, the geographical spread of the competition is an example to contain the participating team's cost.

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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 February 9, 2023 (Thursday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 271.9 274.85
Euro EUR 294.7 297.7
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331 334.2
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.3 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.2 73.9
Australian Dollar AUD 191.3 193.7
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.35 740.35
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207.2
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.43
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2 2.16
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.63 175.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.42
Omani Riyal OMR 715.53 723.57
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 298.06 300.56
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs193,700 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs166,070.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

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 193,700 PKR 2,350
Karachi PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Islamabad PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Peshawar PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Quetta PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Sialkot PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Attock PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Gujranwala PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Jehlum PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Multan PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Bahawalpur PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Gujrat PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Nawabshah PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Chakwal PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Hyderabad PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Nowshehra PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Sargodha PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Faisalabad PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Mirpur PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350


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