Exposed: The real story behind Pakistan's victory against India

Zeeshan Iftakhar 03:20 PM | 19 Jun, 2017
Exposed: The real story behind Pakistan's victory against India
Pakistan's triumph in the Champions Trophy final against arch-rivals India and for all those that missed this monumental drubbing, here is a summary of the proceedings at the Oval:

The result has sent shockwaves across the nation considering Pakistan cricket teams persistence to perform poorly in major tournaments held in the last decade. In fact, this win has surprised even the most optimistic of Pakistanis who now take solace in the fact that 1992 mein bhi tareekh 22 Ramadan thi; those of a less superstitious persuasion may opt for the Aamir Sohail theory.

As unknown 18-year-olds and Navy graduates became heroes, Rishi Kapoor was perhaps the first one to be provided with a lesson in humility and passionate individuals on this side of the border such as Faisal Qureshi and Aamir Liaqat were afforded an opportunity to channel their bulging patriotism. Well done Rishi Kapoor, you made Faisal Qureshi look good.

For those who require further context (and for all those who have seen this tweet a hundred times but still laugh each time):

To be fair, the Hockey/Kho Kho team one wasn’t bad banter considering the manner in which Pakistan slumped to a 124 run defeat against India at the start of the tournament. However, Mister Kapoor(a) must now be wishing that he been content with his neighbour's lack of a cricket team.

*On a side note, it should be clarified that neither Pakistans Hockey nor Kho Kho teams were available anyway as the hockey team is busy defending its title of mediocrity in world cup qualifying while the Kho Kho team is currently on a tour of Thailand.

Not happy one way or the other, typically Indian.

The Rishi Kapoor noise was so loud that for a second it was easy to forget the tweets of a certain Sehwag whose taunts can be a little cryptic at times and may require interpretation:

So that’s what he meant; kids these days.

How cute.

While some gambled lineage, others were willing to give up prime real estate for a moment to be cocky:

And what do you do when Muhammad Aamir rips the ‘worlds best top order’ a new hole?

Or the classic:

And perhaps the best part, we now have our own advertisement in response to the infamous ‘Mauka Mauka’:

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Also, it’s nice to see televisions broken on that side of the border too. These activities (such as effigy burning) had been done so much in Pakistan that it lost its appeal. Now that our hopes are up again, we can form mobs and destroy miscellaneous electronics the next time Pakistan is embarrassed on the cricketing stage.

Zeeshan Iftakhar
Zeeshan Iftakhar

Zeeshan Iftakhar is a student of Law at LUMS and a keen admirer of qeemay walay naan.


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 January 28, 2023 (Saturday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 263.9 266.15
Euro EUR 275.75 278.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 313 316
U.A.E Dirham AED 69.75 70.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 67.25 67.9
Australian Dollar AUD 178.5 180.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 644.19 652.19
Canadian Dollar CAD 187.5 189.70
China Yuan CNY 35.71 36.11
Danish Krone DKK 35.38 35.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 30.94 31.29
Indian Rupee INR 2.97 3.08
Japanese Yen JPY 2.50 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 793.10 802.15
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 57.02 57.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 156.69 158.69
Norwegians Krone NOK 24.46 24.76
Omani Riyal OMR 629.39 637.39
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 66.54 67.24
Singapore Dollar SGD 184.38 186.38
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 23.81
Swiss Franc CHF 263.01 265.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.38 7.53

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs204,100 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,990.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs157,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 178,500.

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 204,100 PKR 2,220
Karachi PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Islamabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Peshawar PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Quetta PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Sialkot PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Attock PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Gujranwala PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Jehlum PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Multan PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Bahawalpur PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Gujrat PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Nawabshah PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Chakwal PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Hyderabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Nowshehra PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Sargodha PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Faisalabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Mirpur PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220


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