New documentary highlights unsung heroes' contribution to Punjab Cultural Day

Noor Fatima 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 remains stable against dollar amid ongoing talks with IMF

KARACHI – Pakistani rupee, which is facing blows in the open market, remained stable against the US dollar, in the inter-bank market on Wednesday.

The local currency moved slightly upward during the opening hours of trading in the inter-bank market. Before noon, PKR was hovering around 285.22, with a slight increase of Rs0.13.

As the situation remained under control in the interbank market, the rupee hits a fresh record low in the open market and was selling at 315 per dollar.

In a recent development, the IMF mission chief shared positive news, confirming that talks are underway with Pakistani authorities. The resumption of the IMF programme remains important for the crisis-hit country.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 31 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,300 on Wednesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,160.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

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 232,300 PKR 2,485
Karachi PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Islamabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Peshawar PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Quetta PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Sialkot PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Attock PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Gujranwala PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Jehlum PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Multan PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Bahawalpur PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Gujrat PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Nawabshah PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Chakwal PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Hyderabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Nowshehra PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Sargodha PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Faisalabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Mirpur PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485


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