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Bringing maximum ATP, ITF activity to Pakistan is my top priority: Aisam Qureshi

08:42 PM | 24 Feb, 2024
Bringing maximum ATP, ITF activity to Pakistan is my top priority: Aisam Qureshi

LAHORE - Newly elected president of the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF), Aisam ul Haq Qureshi, committed to significantly enhancing the presence of ATP and ITF tournaments in Pakistan, leveraging his international experience and connections for the advancement of the sport locally. 

During a press conference at a local hotel on Friday, Aisam said: "My primary mission is to utilize my extensive network and rapport with the global tennis community to bring a higher level of international tennis activity to Pakistan. This initiative will not only provide our promising athletes with invaluable exposure to top-tier competitions but also assist in elevating their standings in the global arena." 

Addressing the need for broader access to ITF junior events beyond Islamabad, he acknowledged the concerns of various PTF units. "Expanding ITF junior events to include the Punjab Lawn Tennis Association and Sindh Tennis Association is a priority. This is just the beginning, as we aim to extend these opportunities to all the units of the federation progressively," he explained. 

Aisam's vision for Pakistan tennis includes securing more sponsorships, grassroots development, and producing players of international repute, akin to his and Aqeel Khan's success. "My goal is to cultivate a respectful and nurturing environment for both players and coaches, propelling them to achieve excellence and honor for our country," he emphasized. 

The PTF president also pledged to enhance player welfare by increasing prize money at both junior and senior levels and offering significant incentives and match fees to Davis Cup participants. "Acknowledging and rewarding our players is essential for their growth and international success," Aisam remarked. 

Highlighting his strategy for international collaboration, Aisam shared his enthusiasm for creating opportunities for Pakistani players to train abroad and inviting international athletes to compete in Pakistan. "These exchanges are vital for broadening our players' horizons, improving their skill sets, and boosting their performances both domestically and internationally," he said. 

The PTF chief closed his remarks by reflecting on his personal connection to the sport and its athletes. "The players are not just competitors; they are my brothers. I am wholeheartedly committed to their welfare and development based strictly on merit. My vision is to professionalize and revolutionize tennis in Pakistan, ensuring our athletes have the support and opportunities they need to thrive," he concluded.

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
 
76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
 
1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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