PM Mulk inaugurates vintage cars display at Pakistan Monument

06:32 PM | 23 Jul, 2018
PM Mulk inaugurates vintage cars display at Pakistan Monument
ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasir ul Mulk on Monday inaugurated the showcasing of two vintage cars at the Pakistan Monument, which has remained underuse of the country’s heads of State and government and also the visiting dignitaries from time to time.

The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and the Mercedes Pullman S600 is a gift from the Prime Minister’s Office to the Pakistan Monument Museum, which has been put on display for the general public.

Prime Minister Justice (r) Nasir ul Mulk had taken the decision to restore and preserve the vintage cars and ordered their placement at the Museum, instead of an earlier proposal of their auction.

During his visit to the Museum, the Prime Minister expressed hope that showcasing of cars would help the young and coming generations learn about Pakistan’s history and also the tradition of hospitality rendered to the visiting international guests.

He took the round of the Museum and evinced keen interest in the vintage cars which he termed as “witness to an important part of national history”.

Later, Executive Director Lok Virsa Shahera Shahid told APP that Hakkas (Pvt) Limited had volunteered to restore the glorious cars complimentarily in the spirit of preserving the valued national heritage.
She expressed confidence that the vintage cars would attract more visitors to the unique Museum which offers glimpses of history through three-dimensional dioramas.

The and luxurious Mercedes Pullman S600, built in 1970, was imported by the Government of Pakistan the same year and remained in use of President General Yahya Khan and Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. The visiting dignitaries who used the car included Palestine’s President Yasir Arafat, Egypt’s President Anwar Saddat, Libya’s President Colonel Moammar Gaddafi, Saudi Arabia’s King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz and several other prominent world leaders.

The Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, built in 1976, was gifted by Shah Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz to the then Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. It remained under the use of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Prince Karim Aga Khan, Saudi Arabia’s Shah Khaklid bin Abdul Aziz, UAE’s Sheikh Sultan Bin Al Nahyan, Princess Lady Diana, Boxer Muhammad Ali and the leaders of China, Japan, Thailand, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Earlier, the Prime Minister’s Office was set to auction off the car on June 22 but when the matter was brought to the attention of the caretaker prime minister, he ordered for the cancellation of the auction and directed that the historical cars be placed in a museum.

Three car enthusiasts- Haris Aziz, Karim Yusuf and Moin Abbasi- played a major role in highlighting the issue and also wrote to the secretary Cabinet on June 19 for the cancellation of the auction.

The writer is a member of the staff. He can be accessed on Twitter @iamnozair


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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