Sharjah Book Authority announces awards for rights professionals 

Publishing companies, independent agents are eligible to apply for the award before August 31

11:46 PM | 24 Jul, 2023
Sharjah Book Authority announces awards for rights professionals 
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 SHARJAH - Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) has announced the second edition of the Sharjah Rights Connection Award continuing to celebrate the invaluable and innovative contributions made by rights professionals to promoting, diversifying and empowering the global publishing industry in an ever-changing world.

Rights professionals are an essential part of the supply chain, working hard to get authors’ works into the hands of readers by selling translation and other rights licences, generating income for authors whilst giving readers access to an international canon of work. 

Designed to support rights professionals and enhance opportunities for industry growth, the global award will be presented in two distinct categories: one, to a professional working for a publishing company selling translation rights; and second, to a professional working for an agency or working alone selling translation rights for multiple clients. 


Entries for the second edition of the Sharjah Rights Connection Award have begun and will close on August 31, 2023. Winners will be announced at the 2023 Publishers Conference taking place on the 29th, 30th, and 31st of October.

To apply for the award, global rights professionals must fill out their applications at

An award designed to support major hubs and emerging markets 

This edition of the award is open to professionals in major publishing hubs like US, UK, Asia and Germany, and encourages applications from emerging markets across Eastern Europe, Africa, Middle East and beyond. 

For its first edition, the award received 33 entries from 14 nations worldwide including Egypt, India, the UK, the UAE, Albania, Argentina, Canada, Finland, Germany, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, and South Africa. 

This first-of-its-kind international award turns the spotlight on individuals who have made tremendous contributions to fuelling the translations movements, thereby playing a significant role in carrying Sharjah’s message of building bridges between cities and nations and enhancing cultural appreciation and understanding by taking unique voices and narratives from different parts of the world to readers worldwide. 

Submission criteria

Global rights professionals can nominate themselves or be entered by their companies to be eligible for either of the two categories of the Sharjah Rights Connection Award.

 Submissions must be made in English and include two 500-word testimonials from clients that the nominated professional currently works with to make a compelling case for why they should win the award. Only individuals can apply, team submissions will not be accepted.

 Applicants must specify the category they are applying for together with personal contact details. Applicants can also volunteer information not exceeding 1,000 words on the growth of their business during the previous year, successful deals clinched innovations, partnerships, and other achievements, with supporting images.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 10 Dec 2023

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Sunday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.

Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.4 285.95
Euro EUR 307 310
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 755.82 763.82
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.82 40.22
Danish Krone DKK 41.14 41.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.37 36.72
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.14 931.14
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.82 61.42
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.33 177.33
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.12 26.42
Omani Riyal OMR 738.71 741.76
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.07 78.77
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.32 27.62
Swiss Franc CHF 324.5 327
Thai Bhat THB 8.08 8.23

Gold price drops in Pakistan; Check out today gold rates here

Gold prices decreased in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 10 December 2023

On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs216,300, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs185,450.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs198,274, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs189,263 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,225 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Sunday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Karachi PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Islamabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Peshawar PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Quetta PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Sialkot PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Attock PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Gujranwala PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Jehlum PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Multan PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Bahawalpur PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Gujrat PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Nawabshah PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Chakwal PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Hyderabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Nowshehra PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Sargodha PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Faisalabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Mirpur PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486


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