Significance of Pakistan Resolution Day commemorated at ASTP

Eeshah Omer 11:37 AM | 23 Mar, 2017
Significance of Pakistan Resolution Day commemorated at ASTP








With an ambition to promote peaceful narrative and commemorate the sacrifices of our forefathers, Peaceful Pakistan in collaboration with Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and Arfa Software Technology Park (ASTP) celebrated Pakistan Day with immense sentiments of patriotism. The event held at Arfa Software Technology Park, Lahore’s IT landmark, was presided by Director General PITB Waqar Qureshi. Joint Director e-Government services PITB Hasnain Iqbal also graced the occasion along with other senior officials.

Amongst special guests at the celebration was war hero and former Ambassador to Indonesia, General Mustafa Hussain, and eminent artist, RM Naeem. While commemorating the historic significance of Pakistan Resolution Day, General Mustafa Hussain spoke on the dedication of the Pakistan Armed Forces and the government during present times. He said, “Genuine patriotism is the key to national unity. It is essential to recall the struggle and sacrifices of our leaders to keep the sentiments of patriotism stirring within us. We salute our martyrs and heroes who are combating terrorism to secure for us a peaceful Pakistan.”

In addition to this, RM Naeem laid stress on cultural harmony and national unity to sketch a prosperous and peaceful Pakistan. Expressing the need to pursue cultural harmony he said, “Pakistan is blessed with cultural diversity which is evident of the fact that Pakistan is a country for all. We need to endorse coexistence and intercultural harmony in our everyday life. We have a rich heritage and a very rich culture. It is only by celebrating our cultural ethnicity we can defy extremism and promote peace.”

Distinguished guests Gen Mustafa and RM Naeem with DG PITB Waqar Qureshi and Tahir Parvaz

Among the distinguished guests also was renowned poet and Director Communications Information Technology University (ITU), Tahir Parvaz, who overwhelmed the audience with his heart-touching poem dedicated to Pakistan.

The Sacred Heart Convent Choir especially joined hands with Peaceful Pakistan to stir sentiments of patriotism through peace songs. The choir sang the National Anthem, while raising the sentiments of attendees in a crescendo of nationalism.  Kevin Kotigala of Sri Lankan origin, a young student from St Anthony’s High School, played national songs on Sitar with which the event concluded.

Sacred Heart Convent Choir sings the National Anthem

Kevin Kotigala from St Anthony's High School played the anthem on sitar


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 269.9 272.85
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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