Sultan AlQasimi honours winners of ALECSO-Sharjah Award

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Sultan AlQasimi honours winners of ALECSO-Sharjah Award

SHARJAH - His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed AlQasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, and Supreme President of the Arabic Language Academy in Sharjah, emphasised that the true value of the award-winning works at the 5th edition of the ALECSO-Sharjah Award for Language and Lexical Studies lies in the fact that it provides exclusive study materials to the Arab library, which is already a renowned knowledge powerhouse housing strong research.

He said the true value of the award-winning works at the fifth edition of the Award lies in the fact that it provides exclusive study materials to the Arab library, which is already a renowned knowledge powerhouse housing strong research.

Attending the awarding ceremony held on Sunday at Dr Sultan Al Qasimi Centre, Sheikh Sultan said: “The award is not for specialisations that delve into politics or industry, but rather for scientific and literary research expanding the existing body of knowledge for researchers, and is not widely available in manuscripts or books that are hard to access.”

He added: “The importance of these research efforts cannot be understated as they serve to preserve and revitalise linguistic traditions, adding new dimensions to our understanding of culture. Universities and libraries play a vital role in this work, making it a key part of their mission. Language serves as the foundation of our identity, shaping our religion and beliefs, and thus, these research efforts should not be viewed as a cultural luxury, but as a fundamental aspect of our lives.”

Sheikh Sultan continued: “We hope that these studies will act as a comprehensive resource for anyone who wants to conduct research and wishes to contribute new information to the field of language. While the monetary prizes offered may be symbolic, the appreciation, and high status we offer to those who have participated in this study must not be underestimated. We extend our sincere wishes for success to all those who have contributed and encourage those who follow in their footsteps to pursue endeavours that benefit the public.”

His Highness honoured the winners of the 5th edition of the award and congratulated them for their outstanding achievement, praising their efforts in providing great services to the Arabic language. 

Dr Muhammad Abdel-Fattah Al-Khatib was announced the winner of the ‘Stylistic Studies in the Analysis of the Qur’anic Discourse’, in the Linguistics branch, while second place went to Dr Mustafa Al Jilani Rajwan.  

Dr Sami Mahmoud bin Amer won the ‘Specialised Lexicography’, in Science and Arts branch, while second place went to Dr Mahdi Asaad Arar.

For the linguistics branch category,  ‘Stylistic Studies in the Analysis of the Qur’anic Discourse, Dr Muhammad Abdel-Fattah Al-Khatib was announced as the winner, while second place went to Dr Mustafa Al Jilani Rajwan. Dr Sami Mahmoud bin Amer won the ‘Specialised Lexicography in Science and Arts’ category while second place went to Dr Mahdi Asaad Arar.

Dr. Ahmed Al Dubaib, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Arabic Language Academy and member of the award’s jury committee, praised His Highness for the success of the 5th edition, citing the Sharjah Ruler's continuous support for the Arabic language as a reflection of his belief in preserving the language of the Holy Quran and cultural initiatives that have bolstered Sharjah’s status as a hub for researchers, scholars, and enthusiasts of the Arabic language.

He highlighted the prestigious nature of the award, noting its consistent excellence and widespread recognition among Arabic language researchers and scholars in the Arab world. He added that the award's reputation for fairness and impartiality is reflected as the number of applicants grows with each successive edition.

In his keynote speech, Dr Mohammed Safi Al Mosteghanemi, Secretary-General of the Arabic Language Academy, announced that His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah approved the topics of the sixth edition of the award — ‘Studies on learning the Arabic language and teaching it to its speakers and non-speakers for the linguistics branch and ‘The industry of Linguistic Lexicon: Study and Composition’ for the lexicographical branch. 

He thanked the Ruler of Sharjah for the continuous support and efforts to preserve the Arabic language and enhance its scientific, literary and linguistic presence. He also lauded the efforts undertaken by teams and jurors of the 5th edition. 

At the ceremony, His Highness also received a briefing on the operations of the jury committee and the challenges they encountered, along with several recommendations to increase the number of award submissions and improve the tools available to Arabic language intellectuals and specialists to participate in the award. The winners also presented their research to attendees and shared insights on the efforts they made to complete their projects.

The award ceremony was attended by Jamal Salim Al Turaifi, ​President of Al Qasimia University; Abdullah Mohammed AlOwais, Chairman of the Sharjah Department of Culture; Dr Khalifa Musabah Al Tunaiji, Head of the Holy Quran Academy in Sharjah; Mohamed Hassan Khalaf, Director-General of the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority, and member of the award’s jury committee.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on April 01, 2023

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 April 01 , 2023 (Saturday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.6 286.65
Euro EUR 308 311
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 77.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.5 76.5
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 754.25 762.25
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.7
China Yuan CNY 41.16 41.56
Danish Krone DKK 41.49 41.89
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.25 2.3
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 924.86 933.86
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.14 64.73
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.37 178.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.16 27.46
Omani Riyal OMR 736.57 144.51
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR


Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 27.35 27.65
Swiss Franc CHF 310.26


Thai Bhat THB 8.29 8.44

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 01 April 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 209,000 on Saturday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs179,190.   

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 209,000 PKR 2,525
Karachi PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Islamabad PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Peshawar PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Quetta PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Sialkot PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Attock PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Gujranwala PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Jehlum PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Multan PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Bahawalpur PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Gujrat PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Nawabshah PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Chakwal PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Hyderabad PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Nowshehra PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Sargodha PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Faisalabad PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Mirpur PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525


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