BNU Students' startup, Journal Post, emerges as one of Pakistan’s first international portals

Mir Adil Usman 08:23 PM | 20 Jan, 2017
BNU Students' startup, Journal Post, emerges as one of Pakistan’s first international portals
Journal Post is a digital platform that brings high-quality journalism. It provides news and opinions about international issues, technology, sports, business, entertainment, politics and culture from around the world.


Initially, Aavish Bilal started an online news platform called Cambiar News, with his two brothers, Murtaza and Ammar Nasir. The domain for Cambiar News was purchased for $10 only. A team was put in to work on this platform which included Jahan Ara Chughtai, Sheza Naeem, Sheza Quershi, Sadaf Naeem, Mehak Afzal, Fariha Malik and Sehar Ijaz among other BNU students.


After a lot of hard work and effort, Cambiar News went viral and managed to garner huge numbers on all accounts. Ms. Chughtai was the first newscaster for the publication. With her astounding linguistic skills coming together with her on-screen confidence, Jahan Ara played an integral part in the year and a half that followed helping Cambiar becoming one of the leading news sites pushing for international exposure.

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After proving the worth of Cambiar News’ idea to the world, Aavish Bilal and his brothers bought a platinum domain of $10,000 and decided to change Cambiar News name to Journal Post. Two new co-founders were added to the team; Anam Mukhtar and Hafsah Haq.

Aavish Bilal is a graduate from SKANS School of Accountancy. Murtaza and Ammar Nasir graduated from BNU - School of Mass Communication, and Anam Mukhtar and Hafsa Haq are currently doing their BSc. from BNU - Institute of Psychology. With the permission and guidance of Director Student Affairs of BNU, Zaeem Yaqoob Khan, Journal Post has been operating from Beaconhouse National University.


The idea of participating in Plan9 incubation program was discussed amongst the founding members. The program took place at Arfa Software Technology Park where around 115 teams presented their ideas. After two days of tough competition, on 15th January, Journal Post was selected for incubation at Plan9.

The incubation model adopted by Plan9 is one of a kind, a tailor-designed process that is aimed at fostering startups alone. Unlike other incubators, Plan9 take absolutely no equity. They accept teams that are well integrated and working on a tech based product. Young, fresh and inventive entrepreneurs fall back in developing the right connections, industrial know-how and gaining attention. This year, 700+ start ups were part of the launchpad. Journal Post is now aiming to reach new heights with Plan9.


So, what makes Journal Post a standout among other publications? Over 90% of the content posted will be featuring videos. Even more so, Journal Post’s team has just the right mix of experience, adaptability as well as determination to make this business more than just successful. A number of international writers are also working with Journal Post to make the publication even more global than it already is. Journal Post has also already gone International and went live when the Hollywood sign was changed to Hollyweed on 1st January of this year. Right now, the team of Journal Post is also aiming to go live from The GRAMMY awards coming up later in during this year.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 27, 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 March 27, 2023 (Monday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.1 286.15
Euro EUR 304 307
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345.5 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.4 76.2
Australian Dollar AUD 187 189.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 751.6 759.6
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207.2
China Yuan CNY 41.44 41.84
Danish Krone DKK 41.31 41.71
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.92 36.27
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 923.62 932.61
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 177.56 179.56
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 23.64
Omani Riyal OMR 731.97 739.97
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.43 78.13
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.97 311.47
Thai Bhat THB 8.3 8.45

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 27 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 204,800 on Monday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,590.   

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 204,800 PKR 2,470
Karachi PKR 204,800 PKR 2,470
Islamabad PKR 204,800 PKR 2,470
Peshawar PKR 204,800 PKR 2,470
Quetta PKR 204,800 PKR 2,470
Sialkot PKR 204,800 PKR 2,470
Attock PKR 204,800 PKR 2,470
Gujranwala PKR 204,800 PKR 2,470
Jehlum PKR 204,800 PKR 2,470
Multan PKR 204,800 PKR 2,470
Bahawalpur PKR 204,800 PKR 2,470
Gujrat PKR 204,800 PKR 2,470
Nawabshah PKR 204,800 PKR 2,470
Chakwal PKR 204,800 PKR 2,470
Hyderabad PKR 204,800 PKR 2,470
Nowshehra PKR 204,800 PKR 2,470
Sargodha PKR 204,800 PKR 2,470
Faisalabad PKR 204,800 PKR 2,470
Mirpur PKR 204,800 PKR 2,470


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