New documentary highlights unsung heroes' contribution to Punjab Cultural Day

12:19 PM | 15 Mar, 2023
New documentary highlights unsung heroes' contribution to Punjab Cultural Day

Celebrating the multi-faceted, diverse, and rich culture, traditions, and history of Pakistan's second largest province, Punjab, Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif congratulated Punjabis on the official cultural day, observed annually on 14th March.

The day honors and celebrates the lush green lands, the welcoming people of different cities of the province, its rich and extensive history, and the traditions and cultures of a number of people and cities — each having its own distinction that contributes to the nation's demography and society.

In a tweet, the PM stated that the beauty of the "rainbow of the federation of Pakistan is incomplete without the desert of Cholistan, the land of saints Multan, the "Pehlwans" of Gujranwala, the talented people of Faisalabad, the brave men of Potohar, and the exhilarating people of Lahore."

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan, also urged the people to take pride in their culture, embrace their roots, and promote their mother tongue, art and culture on the auspicious occasion.

In light of today's importance, the Information and Culture Department, Punjab presented a documentary honoring the ‘Unsung Heroes of Punjab’ who spent their lives selflessly devoted to the betterment of Punjab province and it’s people.

The documentary presented the message of message of love, peace, and brotherhood among people who carry traditions nurtured by great sufi poets Baba Fariduddin Ganj Shakkar, Khawaja Ghulam Farid, Bulleh Shah, Waris Shah, and Mian Muhammad Bakhsh among hundred others.

Cultural days are celebrated by all provinces and people in Pakistan to promote their own poetry, music, festivals, literature, cuisine, lifestyle, colors, and identity. These occasions help local people to stay connected and pass on centuries old traditions to the next generations.  

Noor Fatima

The writer is a staff member.


USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee continues recovery against dollar, rises by Rs1.04 in interbank

KARACHI – The Pakistani rupee continued its positive trajectory against the US dollar in the interbank market on Thursday with the local currency’s recovery relating to crackdown launched against hoarders and outflows of the foreign currency through unlawful means.

During the intraday trading, PKR moved up against the USD, and hovered at 287.73, with an increase of Rs1.04, in the interbank market.

Yesterday, the Pakistani rupee appreciated 0.36pc to settle at 288.75.

Last week, the government said a crackdown to prevent cross-border smuggling was initiated across Pakistan. The country’s central bank also stepped up supervision of the foreign exchange market, ordering banks to set up separate entities to conduct forex transactions.

The SBP also introduced structural reforms in the exchange companies’ sector to provide better services and to ensure a transparent system.

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 28, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,600 on Thursday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 177,700. Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

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.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 28 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Karachi PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Islamabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Peshawar PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Quetta PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Sialkot PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Attock PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Gujranwala PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Jehlum PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Multan PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Bahawalpur PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Gujrat PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Nawabshah PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Chakwal PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Hyderabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Nowshehra PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Sargodha PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Faisalabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Mirpur PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495


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