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Nation celebrates Quaid’s 146th birth anniversary today

12:05 AM | 25 Dec, 2021
Nation celebrates Quaid’s 146th birth anniversary today

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is celebrating the 146th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah today (Friday) with traditional zeal and fervour.

The national flag will be hoisted on government buildings throughout the country to mark the day.

Qur'an Khawani will be held at the Quaid's mausoleum in Karachi. A change of guard ceremony will also be held at Mazar-e-Quaid in the port city.             

A number of activities, including seminars, debates and exhibitions, will be held both at official and civil society levels to highlight the life, achievements and different aspects of the personality of the Quaid-e-Azam.  

In his message on the Quaid Day, Prime Minister Imran Khan said: “It is a matter of privilege for our generation and our children to have been born in an independent Pakistan that could not have been our destiny without the struggle of the Quaid-e-Azam."

He said the Father of the Nation realised the importance of a separate homeland for Muslims of the subcontinent where all citizens could enjoy freedom of faith, occupation and equal opportunities.

Quaid’s determination to unify a nation despite huge challenges and opposition was only possible due to his perseverance. He had a firm faith in Allah Almighty and followed the principles of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that guided him through difficulties and challenges.

“On this day, I want to emphasize upon our youth that Jinnah’s attributes of honesty, hard work, perseverance and dedication to a bigger cause made him the great leader i.e. Quaid-e-Azam. We as a nation need to adopt these attributes to realise the Quaid’s vision of a developed, progressive and tolerant Pakistan,” he said.

He said the government was striving for a society free of corruption and a system that helps the poor and underprivileged in the light of Quaid’s vision.

Pakistan is facing both internal and external challenges and the only solution to overcome these is to live by the Quaid's ideals of Unity, Faith and Discipline.

“It is a day to join together in the same spirit as our forefathers did during the Independence movement. Let us shun our differences based on cast, creed and faith and work in unison. I pray to Almighty Allah that He grant us strength and unity to realise our destiny of becoming the strongest nation on earth as envisioned by our Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah,” the premier concluded.

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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 8, 2023 (Wednesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 275.93 276.69
Euro EUR 296.12 296.74
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.78 332.48
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.06 75.36
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.48 73.79
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.71
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.18
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.41
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs199,500 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs171,040.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

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 199,500 PKR 2,340
Karachi PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Islamabad PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Peshawar PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Quetta PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Sialkot PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Attock PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Gujranwala PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Jehlum PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Multan PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Bahawalpur PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Gujrat PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Nawabshah PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Chakwal PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Hyderabad PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Nowshehra PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Sargodha PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Faisalabad PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Mirpur PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340

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