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‘What a goal!’ Maria Khan’s magical kick for Pakistan equals friendly against Saudi Arabia

06:46 PM | 20 Jan, 2023
‘What a goal!’ Maria Khan’s magical kick for Pakistan equals friendly against Saudi Arabia
Source: Twitter

ISLAMABAD – With her stunning performance in the last minute, Pakistan women football team skipper Maria Khan helped team draw the last game of the Women’s International Friendly Tournament against Saudi Arabia 1-1 at the Prince Saud bin Jalawi Stadium in Al-Khobar city.

Pakistan finished runner up while the Saudi Arabia managed to bag first position due to being table topper with seven points. The two other teams featured in the four-nation tournament included Comoros and Mauritius, with the event began last week for the first time since 2020.

In Thursday’s game, Saudi Arabia gained a lead of 1-0 in the first half of the game, which Maria Khan equaled with a spectacular direct free-kick. The video of the Pakistani skipper’s magical goal has gone viral on social media where fans are showering praises on her.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has also congratulated to the national team for finishing second and also praised skipper Maria Khan for her spectacular goal.

"Congratulations to Saudi Arabia for winning this tournament and proud of our Women’s National Team Pakistan finishing 2nd. Special congratulations to Maria Khan for scoring this spectacular goal. We are working on policy to promote football and women’s sports in Pakistan," the premier wrote in a tweet.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF), in a statement, said the national women’s team made “history” by finishing runners-up in the friendly event.

“We end up the Women’s International Tournament as Runners Up. What an achievement by this team. HISTORY MADE!,” the PFF wrote on Twitter.

The green shirts beat Comoros in the first encounter while they had to face defeat against Mauritius in the second match on January 15.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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