A diamond in the rough at BNU - Salar Shamas

08:30 PM | 15 Mar, 2017
A diamond in the rough at BNU - Salar Shamas
Currently working through his Bachelors in Computer Sciences and Business Management from BNU, Salar Shamas aims to be more than just a degree holder after his graduation from the university in Tarogil, Lahore. Trying to become a businessman after his Bachelors is just Salar's way of attaining stability, but the 21 year old's heart really lies in the music industry.

Salar is a semi-professional singer/songwriter with a unique sense of pop music. He found his passion for the art when he saw his father playing the harmonium, and decided to join him by jamming on the keyboard. He was 7 years old back then, and now is a multi-instrumentalist who can play the keyboard, drums, bass, guitar along with the natural ability to sing his heart out.

Salar (third from left) playing one of many live gigs with the BNU Music Society.

When Salar joined BNU in the spring of 2015, the first society he decided to join was the Beaconhouse National University Music Society, with whom he still plays at various events held on campus. He has even started his own label company alongside Syed Irtaza Gillani by the name of Shamas-Kaari - a community for young and upcoming musicians on the scene.

Salar is now set to unveil his first solo single tomorrow through his Shamas-Kaari label. We at Daily Pakistan got a sneak peek of the track before release and when we say tears were held back, we mean tears were held back as Salar's glorious vocals filled the room. The track's titled "Tujhse Door" and is set to be released on Patari, Soundcloud and Facebook.

We got in touch with Salar through a telephone conference, and got to know what the upcoming single is about.

"Depression. Plain and simple. It's something that too many of us face at too young an age these days we need to talk about it. People lock themselves up, when they should be open about the battles that are going on inside their heads. We need to address this issue, and we need to address it now. If one's facing mental illness, they should never be ashamed to talk about it."

You can listen to a teaser for the upcoming single below -

You can visit Salar's various social network pages below -

Facebook - Salar Shamas
Soundcloud - Salar Shamas


Rupee recovers marginally against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham and Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee saw marginal improvement against US dollar as it appreciated in the open bank market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Thursday, the US dollar moved up and 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 - 30 November 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 39.58 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 in Pakistan increase; Check today’s gold rates 30 November 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 - 30 November 2023

On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,600, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs187,420.

Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs200,380, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs191,275 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,950.

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

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Karachi PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Islamabad PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Peshawar PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Quetta PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Sialkot PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Attock PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Gujranwala PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Jehlum PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Multan PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Bahawalpur PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Gujrat PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Nawabshah PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Chakwal PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Hyderabad PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Nowshehra PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Sargodha PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Faisalabad PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Mirpur PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675


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