PM announces Rs2.5 million cash prize for javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem

10:50 PM | 19 Mar, 2024
Arshad Nadeem meets PM Shehbaz Sharif
Source: PID

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s ace javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem, who won a silver medal in the World Athletics Championship 2023, called on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday.

During the meeting with Arshad Nadeem, the prime minister praised him for his dedication to the sport and announced Rs2.5 million cash prize for him.

Sharif said there is immense talent in the country in sports that required to be groomed. He underlined the need to focus on promotion of sports in rural areas.

Nadeem apprised the premier of his sports career and achievements. The athlete said that he started his career during 2012 and participated in the youth festival afterwards. He participated in different world events in various categories and represented Pakistan.

He termed his meeting with the prime minister very constructive and highlighted various measures to promote sports in the country.

The meeting was attended by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Attaullah Tarar, Minister of State for IT and Telecom Shaza Fatima Khawaja, MNA Romeena Khurshid Alam and Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan, a member of Punjab Assembly.

Arshad made history on August 28, 2023, when he became the first Pakistani to win the first-ever medal for his country at the World Athletics Championship in Budapest, Hungary with his best 87.82-meter throw. India's Neeraj Chopra was able to secure the gold medal with his best throw of 88.17 meters.

Later in October last year, Nadeem ruled out of Asian Games due to a knee injury, which shattered the country’s hopes to win another medal. In December 2022, the javelin ace underwent a successful elbow surgery in London.

Earlier in the month, the athlete started training, again, after undergoing a knee surgery in the United Kingdom (UK) as he eyes to represent the country in the Paris 2024 Olympics slated to be commenced in July 2024.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 19 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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