LAHORE - After the grand success of Qurram Hussain’s latest composition “BAGIYA”, another track of the JoSH band lead singer and a music composer has been included in the upcoming musical romance, RANGREZA, to spice up the onscreen romance of Bilal Ashraf and Urwa Hocane.
This time, it’s a Qawaali titled “JANASHEEN” which would be released on December 12, 2017 at 12:12AM. Qurram aka Q has produced four albums for his JoSH band, jingles for a leading cell-phone company (SAMSUNG), a track for an Indian film and also a couple of OSTs for Pakistani dramas, but RANGREZA is his first Pakistani movie as music director and playback singer.
Now, Qurram is producing and singing a traditional Qawwali style song for the first time. The Mahi Ve singer says that he wrote JANASHEEN a few years ago, and it is about being so much in love that that person becomes your whole world. “Because of this thought, I tried to try to produce it like a Qawaali, and I felt that would fit with the emotion of the song best,” he added.
Sharing the story of JANASHEEN’s inclusion in movie, Qurram said that when Amir Mohiuddin, the director of Rangreza, heard the track, he immediately took a liking to it, because he saw its perfect connection in Rangreza. That’s how things work sometimes, every inspiration is meant to connect with the right project.
Qurram also revealed that he had not produced a Qawwali style track before, so in order to do justice to it, he worked with a couple of great producers in Lahore Sohail Abbas and Imran Khalil, both of who had produced stuffs in this genre, so together they found a balance of the real essence of a Qawwali, and the slightly modern writing and sound that he wanted to achieve.
Qurram further told that he was these looking for female voice for an OST of a drama serial, "I have composed a new song for new drama project, and I am looking for voice that could suit the genre of the song."
KARACHI – The Pakistani rupee experienced a significant surge in its value in the open market against the dollar.
This surge came after a recent directive from the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), allowing banks to purchase dollars at the interbank market rate for international card payments. The objective of this move was to narrow the exchange rate gap between the official and informal markets.
According to the Exchange Companies Association of Pakistan, the currency market witnessed the dollar being traded at Rs298, compared to its previous day’s closing rate of 311.
The SBP’s decision was influenced by the International Monetary Fund’s demand for Pakistan to stabilize its currency market before resuming a $6.5 billion bailout program.
In a circular, the central bank stated, “In response to the feedback received from various stakeholders, Authorized Dealers are now permitted to buy USD from the Interbank market to settle card-based cross border transactions with international payment schemes (IPS).”
Market analysts had predicted a decline in the value of the rupee following the implementation of these new guidelines.
Zafar Paracha, the General Secretary of the ECAP, expressed that the SBP’s decision was timely and appropriate. He anticipated that it would lead to a decrease of 20 to 25 rupees in the open market currency rate. Paracha also noted that aligning the rates in the official and informal markets would bolster remittance inflows.
Pracha further emphasized that significant disparities in rates between the official and informal markets encourage transactions outside of the official banking system.
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 229,000 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,620.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs181,150 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 211,290.
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 229,000||PKR 2125|
|Karachi||PKR 229,000||PKR 2125|
|Islamabad||PKR 229,000||PKR 2125|
|Peshawar||PKR 229,000||PKR 2125|
|Quetta||PKR 229,000||PKR 2125|
|Sialkot||PKR 229,000||PKR 2125|
|Attock||PKR 229,000||PKR 2125|
|Gujranwala||PKR 229,000||PKR 2125|
|Jehlum||PKR 229,000||PKR 2125|
|Multan||PKR 229,000||PKR 2125|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 229,000||PKR 2125|
|Gujrat||PKR 229,000||PKR 2125|
|Nawabshah||PKR 229,000||PKR 2125|
|Chakwal||PKR 229,000||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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