LAHORE – Famous Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu arrived in Pakistan via the Kartarpur Corridor to attend the 552nd birth anniversary of the founder of his religion.
The 58-year-old Indian politician was welcomed with garlands and rose petals. Punjab Congress chief while speaking to the media called Prime Minister Imran Khan as his elder brother. “He [Imran Khan] has given me a lot of love”, said Sidhu.
Sidhu earlier today crossed over the border to visit the Gurdwara Sahib after his name was left out of Punjab CM Channi’s entourage visiting the shrine.
Navjot Singh Sidhu at #KartarpurCorridor— Faeza Dawood (@FaezaDawood) November 20, 2021
Says " (PM) Imran Khan is like a big brother to me who's given me love."
•Sidhu pajji always gets #Indian media in a frenzy 😎🎥🎙#NavjotSinghSidhu #PMImranKhan pic.twitter.com/cFNrZmDm6e
On Wednesday, the Kartarpur corridor was reopened after 20 months, ahead of Guru Nanak’s Gurpurab. The first batch of 28 Indian Sikhs visited the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib by using the corridor on the first day of its reopening.
Meanwhile, thousands of Sikhs from parts of the world flocked to the Nankana Sahib district of Punjab to celebrate the birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak.
The 10-day celebrations started on Wednesday in the birthplace of Baba Guru Nanak with Akhand Path.
The historic corridor, a visa-free crossing, allows Indian Sikhs to visit the temple in Pakistan where Guru Nanak passed away in 1539AD. It was first opened in 2019 on Baba Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary.
Pakistani rupee witnessed upward trajectort against US dollar and other currencies amid positive economic cues.
On Wednesday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.7 for buying and 286.75 for selling.
Euro remained stable at 309 for buying and 312 for selling. British Pound rate increased to 361 for buying, and 364 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED dropped to 77.6 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||361||364|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.49||36.84|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.89||177.89|
KARACHI – Gold prices in the local market continue to decline in line with the international market.
On Wednesday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,400 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,100.
Each tola for 24 karat is Rs216,700, 22 Karat is Rs198,640, and 21 karat rate per tola is Rs189,613 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,525.00 for single tola.
In the global market, the precious metal moved down, and hovers around $2023 per ounce after drop of around $10.
|Lahore||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Karachi||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Islamabad||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Peshawar||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Quetta||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Sialkot||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Attock||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Gujranwala||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Jehlum||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Multan||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Gujrat||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Nawabshah||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Chakwal||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Hyderabad||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Nowshehra||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Sargodha||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Faisalabad||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Mirpur||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|