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Gobi's Paints Polo Cup: FC Polo Team win trophy

07:25 PM | 18 Oct, 2021
Gobi's Paints Polo Cup: FC Polo Team win trophy

LAHORE –  FC Polo Team clinched the Gobi's Paints Polo Cup after beating Diamond Paints/Sheikhoo Steel by 9-7 in the main final played here at the Jinnah Polo and Country Club (JP&CC) ground on Sunday.

Gobi's Paints Director Mrs. Amna Omar graced the finals as chief guest and distributed trophies among the winners. Other notable present on the occasion were JP&CC President Col (R) Shoaib Aftab, Secretary Maj (R) Babar Mahboob Awan, Irfan Ali Haider, Mir Shoaib Ahmad and polo enthusiasts.

Hav Shahzad Ahmad was in sublime form as he kept on scoring for Team FC Polo and emerged as top scorer with a classic contribution of superb seven goals. He was ably assisted by Hav Zia Ur Rehman and N Sub Israr Wali, who slammed in one goal each. The losing side also displayed quality polo and fought well till the end but couldn't win the final because of a huge lead of FC Polo Team, who won the final 9-7. For Diamond Paints/Sheikhoo Steel, Lt Col Omer Minhas hammered a hat-trick while Usman Anwar Aziz and Mir Huzaifa Ahmad banged in a brace each.

FC Polo Team dominated the final from the very beginning as they converted three back-to-back gaols to take 3-0 lead in the first chukker. Diamond Paints/Sheikhoo Steel bounced back in the second chukker by slamming in three goals against one by FC Polo, who were still enjoying 4-3 lead by the end of the second chukker. FC Polo Team then made a tremendous comeback by cracking a classic quartet against one by Diamond Paints to take a healthy 8-4 lead. Diamond Paints though tried hard in the fourth and final chukker and succeeded in converting three goals against one by FC Polo, who won the final by 9-7. Lt Col Saleem Baboo and Omar Asjad Malhi supervised the match as field umpires.

Earlier in the subsidiary final, 4 Corps outpaced Mixed Bag by 7-3. Muhammad Ali emerged as top scorer from the winning side with fabulous five goals while Lt Col Saleem Baboo and Shoukat Ali Malik converted one goal. From the losing side, which had one goal handicap advantage, Sufi Muhammad Haroon and Omar Asjad Malhi struck one goal apiece. 

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Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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