NUST AIRWORKS: Flying the nation to the heights of glory

Web Desk 06:31 PM | 22 Aug, 2022
NUST AIRWORKS: Flying the nation to the heights of glory

This independence day, the youth of Pakistan is striving to paint the nation’s name in shades of determination and success on the international stage.

This year, through the support of Habib Bank Limited (HBL), the team NUST AIRWORKS is participating in Teknofest 2022 with its highly innovative decentralized swarm of drones which are deployed for search and rescue missions. The drones will collaboratively search for markers placed on the ground and will deliver payloads to the respective markers in a decentralized manner.

The competition is being held at Kutahya, Turkey from 9th-14th August. The team set off for their memorable journey- which is the culmination of months of hard work- on the 6th of August. The team had the opportunity of witnessing various UAVs employed by the Turkish Armed Forces as well as their scaled models. Moreover, The team got a chance to meet Turkey’s minister of industry and technology,

Mustafa Varank appreciated the team's efforts in developing a truly unmanned aerial system. Team NUST Airworks is an undergraduate student team, based in NUST-PNEC, that designs and manufactures fully autonomous drones. The team has been competing on a national and international stage since 2016.

Since 2018, the team has been representing Pakistan at the U.K's IMechE UAS Challenge, one of the most prestigious international university-level drone competitions. The team has won 9 awards in 3 years, including the titles:

1. Highest Placed New Entrant, 2018

2. Grand Champions, 2019

3. Runner Up, 2021

It was also a part of McDonald's famous campaign: McDonald's PK: The Ingredients for Success.

The primary focus of the team’s project is to make it as economically feasible as possible and take Pakistan a step ahead in the field of drone technology.

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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 1, 2023 (Wednesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 267.53 268.18
Euro EUR 290.22 290.82
UK Pound Sterling GBP 330.48 331.18
U.A.E Dirham AED 72.78 73.08
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.23 71.53
Australian Dollar AUD 190 193
Bahrain Dinar BHD 702.68 710.68
Canadian Dollar CAD 201.75 205
China Yuan CNY 39.15 39.55
Danish Krone DKK 38.6 39
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 33.72 34.07
Indian Rupee INR 3.24 3.35
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 865.31 874.31
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.24 62.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.35 173.35
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.06
Omani Riyal OMR 686.49 694.49
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 72.58 73.28
Singapore Dollar SGD 201.2 203.2
Swedish Korona SEK 25.45 25.75
Swiss Franc CHF 286.19 288.69
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs202,000 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs173,190.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs164,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 179,100.

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 202,000 PKR 2,390
Karachi PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Islamabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Peshawar PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Quetta PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Sialkot PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Attock PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Gujranwala PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Jehlum PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Multan PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Bahawalpur PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Gujrat PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Nawabshah PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Chakwal PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Hyderabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Nowshehra PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Sargodha PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Faisalabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Mirpur PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390


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