Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Nobel laureate Malala Yousufzai have made it to the prestigious list of the Most Admired People in 2021.
Topping the list, the former president of the United States Barack Obama retained his position as the World’s Most Admired Man in YouGov’s international survey while his wife Michelle holds on to the position of the World’s Most Admired Woman for the third running year.
Hollywood's leading lady and humanitarian Angelina Jolie continue to be the world’s second-most admired woman ahead of third-placed British Queen Elizabeth II.
This year’s study surveyed more than 42,000 people in 38 countries and territories to compile the list. Pakistani human rights activist Malala and Indian actor Priyanka Chopra have risen farthest in the ranks, climbing five places to 9th and 10th respectively.
This year’s rankings also see the re-entry into the top twenties of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan alongside Indian actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
New additions to the top twenties this year include US president Joe Biden and his vice president Kamala Harris, Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern.
Earlier, Malala was honoured in 100 women of 2021 in a BBC list. The youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate is a Pakistani girls’ education activist and UN messenger of peace.
Pakistani rupee remained stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Friday.
On Friday, the US dollar remained stable and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.
Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.41||36.71|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.54||176.54|
Gold price in Pakistan increased as the yellow metal witnessed an upward trend in the international market.
On Friday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,400 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,390.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate is Rs163,050 each tola.
In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Friday.
Today Gold Price in Pakistan (8 December 2023)
|Lahore||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Karachi||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Quetta||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Attock||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Multan||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|