India’s Javed Akhtar to attend Faiz Festival in Lahore this weekend

Web Desk 07:10 PM | 15 Feb, 2023
India’s Javed Akhtar to attend Faiz Festival in Lahore this weekend
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The Faiz Festival's seventh edition is set to take place from February 17 to 19 in Lahore, with a formal ceremony scheduled for the first day after Friday prayers. The festival will offer over 60 free literary, music, and art events, including discussions, lectures, theatre, dance performances, and qawwali, and will host foreign delegates from the UK, Canada, USA, and India.

Unlike previous years, all events and activities at the Faiz Festival will be open to the public free of charge, as the organizers received criticism for the high cost of tickets to attend the prestigious event. Preparations are underway at the Alhamra Arts Council on Mall Road and the surrounding areas, including Canal Road, in anticipation of the three-day literary festival.

Muneeba Hashmi, the daughter of the late poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz and festival organizer, stated that the festival aims to balance quality and relevance while also accommodating the current circumstances.

This year, a large delegation from India, including renowned poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar, will be attending the festival, with Akhtar launching his new book and participating in the mushaira. The organisers have decided to make all events free of cost for the general public after facing criticism over ticket pricing. The Alhamra Hall and its adjacent roads, including Canal Road, are being prepared for the three-day festival.

Notably, all performances at the festival will be free of charge, except for a concert by Shafqat Amanat Ali, which will cost Rs 3000 per ticket. The event also promises a variety of local personalities and international performers, such as Rizwan Wali Muhammad, son of Habib Wali Muhammad, who will present his father's and Faiz's works, and a delegation of qawwals from the family of Sabri Gharana from the UK.

Apart from the International Faiz Festival, Lahore recently hosted the Pakistan Literature Festival (PLF) at the Alhamra Arts Council, which included three days of sessions, performances, and interactive exhibitions on art, poetry, society, economy, and entertainment. The festival paid tribute to the services and works of Naheed, Dada, and Nahid Siddiqui and presented them with Lifetime Achievement Awards. 

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 6, 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 June 06, 2023 (Tuesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 304.9 308.15
Euro EUR 322 325
UK Pound Sterling GBP 377 381
U.A.E Dirham AED 83.5 84.5
Saudi Riyal SAR 80.5 81.5
Australian Dollar AUD 202 204
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.82 766.80
Canadian Dollar CAD 226 230
China Yuan CNY 40.28 40.68
Danish Krone DKK 41.03 41.43
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.4 36.75
Indian Rupee INR 3.46 3.57
Japanese Yen JPY 2 2.08
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.2 934.2
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.16 175.16
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.88 26.18
Omani Riyal OMR 742.38 750.38
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.38 79.08
Singapore Dollar SGD 220 222
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.66
Swiss Franc CHF 313.87 316.37
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan | gold price in Pakistan – June 7, 2023

Gold Rate Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 228,900 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.

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.

Gold Price in Pakistan: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125

Daily Pakistan diligently monitors and updates the current gold rates in Pakistan on a daily basis


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