NUST AIRWORKS: Flying the nation to the heights of glory

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.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 23 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 23, 2024 (Friday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro comes down to 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 75.95 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 Feb 2024

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.5 282.45
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.95 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75
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 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.60 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 77.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.87
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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