Dinner hosted in honor of Pakistan cricket team in Manchester

Ali Zain 10:26 AM | 22 Jul, 2016
Dinner hosted in honor of Pakistan cricket team in Manchester
ISLAMABAD: The Consulate General of Pakistan in Manchester and the Pakistani community on thursday hosted a reception dinner in honor of the visiting Pakistani cricket team in the city before the team's second Test match at Old Trafford against England in the Investec Series.

The reception was attended by Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor Carl Austin Behan, Mayor of Rochdale, Faisal Rashid, Mayor of Warrington, MP Yasmin Qureshi, MEP Afzal Khan, High Sheriff of Wigan, Lady and Lord Smith, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police Ian Hopkins, Chairman Overseas Pakistanis Foundation Amjad Malik, Chief Inspector Umer Khan and a large number of members of the British-Pakistani community and cricket fans, according to a message received from London on Thursday.

Welcoming the team, Consul General, Zahoor Ahmed called them the national heroes of Pakistan and appreciated the superb performance of the team at Lord's which had made every Pakistani proud.

He said that the Pakistani cricket team had shown true team spirit and through their excellence in sports had added to the positive image of the country. Our cricket players have shown a great deal of discipline and sportsmanship and are role models for the youth, he added.

The consul general congratulated the team on behalf of the Consulate and the Pakistani community on their historic performance at Lord’s and wished them best of luck for the upcoming matches.

He also presented a memento shield to the cricket team, which was received by Captain Misbah Ul Haq.

A short film on the annual Pakistan parade in Manchester and a documentary on the history of cricket in Pakistan was also screened at the reception.

Speaking on the occasion, the Lord Mayor of Manchester appreciated the contribution of the British-Pakistani community to the United Kingdom.

He said that cricket was an important link between the two countries and the Pakistani cricket team’s visit to Manchester would further strengthen these linkages.

Speaking on behalf of the team, the Manager of the Pakistani cricket team, Intekhab Alam highlighted the absence of international cricket from Pakistan and said that it was high time that international teams should visit the country as it had become safe for cricket after achieving great success in the war against terror.

The community was very excited to meet their national heroes and made the most of the opportunity by taking photographs and autographs with their favorite players.

On behalf of the British Pakistani community, leading businessmen in attendance announced a cash prize of £10,000 for players bagging five wickets or making 100 runs at the Old Trafford Test Match.

Ali Zain
Ali Zain

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers ...


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 02, 2023 (Thursday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 271.1 271.6
Euro EUR 298.27 298.87
UK Pound Sterling GBP 335.5 336.2
U.A.E Dirham AED 73.03 73.33
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.49 71.80
Australian Dollar AUD 188.9 191.3
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.73 720.73
Canadian Dollar CAD 200.95 203.15
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.11 39.51
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 877.76 886.76
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 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 8.3

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs207,100 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,670.

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 207,100 PKR 2,420
Karachi PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Islamabad PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Peshawar PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Quetta PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Sialkot PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Attock PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Gujranwala PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Jehlum PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Multan PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Bahawalpur PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Gujrat PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Nawabshah PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Chakwal PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Hyderabad PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Nowshehra PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Sargodha PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Faisalabad PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Mirpur PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420


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