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Wasim Akram slams PCB's World Cup tribute video minus Imran Khan

The former captain urges Pakistan Cricket Board to tender apology

07:01 PM | 16 Aug, 2023
Wasim Akram slams PCB's World Cup tribute video minus Imran Khan
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Wasim Akram, the cricket legend, has taken a bold stance against a recent PCB video released on Pakistan's Independence Day, August 14. The video, titled #BeyondJustOneDay, spotlighted key players and cricket moments since Pakistan's inaugural international match in 1952.

However, Akram expressed his shock and disappointment at the conspicuous omission of the nation's only ODI World Cup-winning captain, Imran Khan.

In a passionate tweet, he underscored Khan's towering influence on both Pakistani cricket and the global game. He urged the PCB to retract the video and extend an apology for this glaring oversight.

"After enduring long flights and transit to reach Sri Lanka, I was taken aback when I watched the PCB's history-laden clip, devoid of the great Imran Khan. Regardless of political differences, Imran Khan remains a cricket icon, steering Pakistan into a formidable cricketing force during his tenure. The PCB should rectify this omission and issue an apology," Akram's tweet read.

Urooj Mumtaz, former captain of Pakistan's women's team, also voiced her disappointment via Twitter, pointing out the absence of any images of Imran Khan from the 1992 World Cup win - a pivotal moment in Pakistan's cricketing history.

"Reminiscing in Pakistan crickets history, 11 images of the 1992 World Cup win and not one pic or mention of the greatest that ever played the game for the country! Imran Khan will go down in history as one of the greats of the global game! " she said.

Imran Khan, widely regarded as Pakistan's finest cricketer and one of the game's greatest all-rounders, led Pakistan to their first global cricketing triumph in 1992. Under his captaincy, Pakistan emerged as a formidable force, engaging in iconic drawn Test series with West Indies and securing significant ODI victories in Sharjah and the Nehru Cup.

Imran's illustrious cricketing journey transitioned to a successful political career. In 2018, he assumed the role of Pakistan's Prime Minister, yet his tenure was cut short after a vote of no-confidence. Presently, Imran Khan remains active in politics, despite facing adversity, including an assassination attempt and recent legal challenges.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 9 Dec 2023

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Saturday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.

Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.4 285.95
Euro EUR 307 307
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 755.82 763.82
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.82 40.22
Danish Krone DKK 41.14 41.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.37 36.72
Japanese Yen JPY 3.41 3.52
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.14 931.14
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.82 61.42
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.33 177.33
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.12 26.42
Omani Riyal OMR 738.71 746.71
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.07 78.77
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.32 27.62
Swiss Franc CHF 324.5 327
Thai Bhat THB 8.08 8.23

Gold remains under pressure in Pakistan; Check today gold rates here

Gold prices witnessed negative trend in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 9 December 2023

On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,600, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,560.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs199,465, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs190, 400 and 18k gold rate is Rs163,200.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Saturday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Karachi PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Islamabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Peshawar PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Quetta PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Sialkot PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Attock PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Gujranwala PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Jehlum PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Multan PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Bahawalpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Gujrat PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Nawabshah PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Chakwal PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Hyderabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Nowshehra PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Sargodha PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Faisalabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Mirpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530

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