QUETTA – Pakistan woman hockey player Shahida Raza, who died in a boat wreck off the coast of Italy last month, was laid to rest in her hometown Quetta on Friday.
Her funeral prayers were attended by government officials, colleagues, relatives and a large number of people from the city.
She tragically lost her life in the shipwreck while attempting to seek medical treatment for her three-year-old son. According to her sister, Saadia Raza, Shahida had called from the ship, which had departed from Turkey, to inform them that she was about to arrive in Italy and was looking forward to bringing her son for treatment.
However, the call abruptly ended, and they were unable to reach her again. The shipwreck claimed the lives of over 60 people, including Shahida, and was carrying passengers from Afghanistan, Somalia, Syria, Pakistan, Iraq, and Iran, all trying to cross illegally into Europe.
Her mortal were brought to the country on March 16. The body was transported from Italy to Karachi via Istanbul, Turkey.
Shahida was one of four Pakistanis who lost their lives in the tragic incident, which claimed the lives of over 60 people, including immigrants from Afghanistan, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, and Iran.
The news of Shahida's untimely death shocked the entire nation, particularly the sports community, which had mourned the loss of a talented athlete who had dedicated her life to representing Pakistan at the national and international levels. Her death has once again highlighted the dangers and risks associated with illegal immigration and the lengths to which people are willing to go to seek a better life for themselves and their loved ones.
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 May 28, 2023 (Sunday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||381||384.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.6||36.95|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||176.98||178.98|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 235,800 on Sunday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs202,160.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Karachi||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Islamabad||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Peshawar||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Quetta||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Sialkot||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Attock||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Gujranwala||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Jehlum||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Multan||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Gujrat||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Nawabshah||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Chakwal||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Hyderabad||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Nowshehra||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Sargodha||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Faisalabad||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
|Mirpur||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,490|
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