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CJP Nisar heads to UK on dam fund-raising trip

Haider Ali 11:49 AM | 20 Nov, 2018
CJP Nisar heads to UK on dam fund-raising trip
ISLAMABAD - Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar headed to the UK on a week-long trip on Tuesday to raise funds for Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dams.

The top judge will attend fund-raising ceremonies in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

According to the schedule of the CJP's trip, he will attend an event at Lincoln’s Inn in London on November 21 and the following day, he will attend an event organised by a group called ‘Centre for Policy Dimensions’.

On November 23, the top judge will attend a fund-raising dinner in Manchester; the dinner is being organised by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf member and Prime Minister Imran Khan’s close friend Aneel Musarrat.

CJP Nisar with Aneel Musarrat

Moreover, a private media channel would start a live telethon from Manchester asking Pakistani diaspora to donate for the construction of the dams.

Moreover, Imran Khan Lovers UK and Europe has stated that it will be holding an event on the evening of November 25 to raise funds for the dams.

On November 26, the chief justice is scheduled to attend a ceremony of the World Congress and Overseas Pakistanis.

UK Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industries is also scheduled to host a fund-raising event during the CJP’s visit.

The top judge is actively searching for funds for the construction of dams as experts have warned that Pakistan would dry out after 2025 if adequate measures are not made.

The bank account bearing account No.03-593-299999-001-4 and IBN No. PK06SBPP0035932999990014 was opened after the CJP was briefed about the worsening water crisis in the country which could only be capped by the construction of new dams.

The CJP donated Rs 1 million for the dams fund and asked the countrymen to follow the suite. pakistan's armed forces have contributed Rs 1 billion for the cause.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has also urged the citizens to actively take part and donate to the fund so that the dams should be built to save future generations.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.

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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 February 4, 2023 (Saturday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.9 283.2
Euro EUR 300.98 301.58
UK Pound Sterling GBP 337.01 337.71
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 189 192
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 200 202.2
China Yuan CNY 39.67 39.73
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.30

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,200 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,930.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

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 205,200 PKR 2,430
Karachi PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Islamabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Peshawar PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Quetta PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sialkot PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Attock PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujranwala PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Jehlum PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Multan PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Bahawalpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujrat PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nawabshah PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Chakwal PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Hyderabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nowshehra PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sargodha PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Faisalabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Mirpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430

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