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Xi Jinping opens biggest Asian Games, with 12,500 athletes vying for gold in 40 sports

03:31 PM | 24 Sep, 2023
Xi Jinping opens biggest Asian Games, with 12,500 athletes vying for gold in 40 sports
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BEIJING – Chinese President 19th Asian Games opened two-week multisport extravaganza on Saturday in Hangzhou as thousands of athletes from across the globe are competing in 40 sports for 481 gold medals.

The opening ceremony was no less than a spectacular show while several International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad graced the event.

Asian Games were earlier delayed in the wake of the COVID pandemic and Beijing enforced a zero-COVID policy to curb infection.

As the event springs into action, athletes from the host nation clinched first gold medals in rowing, shooting, and martial arts. Chinese athletes are likely to top the overall medals, with swimming remaining the top highlight of the Games.

During the event, Pakistan and India are both in semifinal action today on Sunday with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka respectively standing in their way of reaching Monday’s final in the Twenty20 contest.

Boxers, rugby and hockey players, and the wildly popular eSports will also lock horns for medals.

Most of the games are being held in Hangzhou in Shanghai, while some of the sports are being held in Wenzhou.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


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
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
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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