A open letter to the old me, with advice from the new me

02:53 PM | 14 Jan, 2017
A open letter to the old me, with advice from the new me
The writer wishes to stay anonymous.

Dearest Old me,

I write to you today wanting to impart all that I know or have become today. I look at you and I think there were more than a few things I should have done differently.

Of course time is the best teacher and you learn as you go along but some things and some situations could have been avoided and I wish I could re-do those.

This is precisely why, here I am older, wiser and still trying hard to figure out life but progressing positively as I go along.


I don’t blame anybody for who I was or how I turned out. I should have been more open to change and adapted myself as I went along.

Blaming people for what you have gone through is never the solution. At that point in time you feel you can blame the situation or somebody and accuse them and it will justify what you feel and what happened. Truth is, it won’t.

What I didn’t understand back then was that it was all in the hands of an entity far greater and superior than the human mind can comprehend. You can only try your best and then leave it in the hands of God Himself. The human has no control over situations and what happens, it’s a thing called fate that I understood but didn’t believe in back then. Fate is what you can’t change. You can pray it all goes your way but you can’t control it. You can however control your reaction and that is what it all boils down to. How you reacted or what you did. Losing your cool will never help and won’t get you anywhere.


Surround yourself with people that make you a better person.

Don’t base your friendships on who was popular in school or who you had the coolest groups. Know that it will all disappear as time goes on, only true friendship will stay and you will come to cherish it when times get tough.

Friends, who are there for you, reliable friends, are who matter. We become our surroundings and who we surround ourselves with. Company you keep now matters a lot. The impressionable age I was in was coupled with friends who were two or three paces ahead of me in all matters of life. They kept their equilibrium of studies and fun whereas I lost it and only focused on fun. Yet again, it’s not their fault, they maintained it, I didn’t, my loss.

I suffered too and learnt the hard way and I wish I didn’t.


Last but not the least, don’t care about what people say or think, just do the right thing.

You don’t owe people explanations and you don’t bow down to their expectations. You can never please them, never ever.

The amount of time you will waste on these people and wanting them to care will bring you nothing in the end.


I could go on forever but the list and the letter will go on as I learn more lessons, because life doesn’t come with a handbook, just try to make sense of it as you go along.

All the best.



Me, here and now


Rupee remains stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham and Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar in the open bank market on Friday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.

Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 1 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.3 288.15
Euro EUR 311 314
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 361.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 78 78.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.2 77
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.67 767.67
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.59 39.98
Danish Krone DKK 41.38 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.63 36.98
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.7 935.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 325.9 328.4
Thai Bhat THB 8.23 8.38

Gold rates drop in Pakistan; Check today’s gold rates 1 December 2023

KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 1 December 2023

On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,400, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs186,390.

Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate hovers around Rs163,050.

In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Karachi PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Islamabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Peshawar PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Quetta PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Sialkot PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Attock PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Gujranwala PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Jehlum PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Multan PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Bahawalpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Gujrat PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Nawabshah PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Chakwal PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Hyderabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Nowshehra PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Sargodha PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Faisalabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Mirpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696


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