A diamond in the rough at BNU - Salar Shamas

Mir Adil Usman 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


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 2, 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 2, 2023 (Friday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 299 302
Euro EUR 321 325
UK Pound Sterling GBP 375.5 380
U.A.E Dirham AED 80 81
Saudi Riyal SAR 79 79
Australian Dollar AUD 198 200
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.25 766.25
Canadian Dollar CAD 226 228
China Yuan CNY 40.26 40.66
Danish Krone DKK 41.04 41.44
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.39 36.74
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.25 2.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 927.17 936.17
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.79 174.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 740.96 748.96
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.37 79.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 220 222
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.66
Swiss Franc CHF 315.04 317.54
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – June 2, 2023

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 230,000 on Friday. 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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 229,000 PKR 2125


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