For aspiring Pakistani bands: PEPSI is here to LET LOOSE ALL HELL!

Sana Gilani 01:36 AM | 25 Jul, 2017
For aspiring Pakistani bands: PEPSI is here to LET LOOSE ALL HELL!

Pepsi has launched an exciting new music program ‘Pepsi Battle of the Bands’ for young, aspiring bands in the country.

The program has been launched in a big way with a new TVC featuring the biggest stars of the country: Fawad Khan, Meesha Shafi and Atif Aslam.

In an exciting tribute, Pepsi is giving an ode to the biggest band ever to come out of Pakistan – Vital Signs with ‘Do Pal Ka Jeevan’, and a nod to one of the country’s best vocalists Alamgir with ‘Dekha Na Tha’. Fawad Khan’s musical career launched with Pepsi, and it is interesting to see that his comeback song is also with Pepsi Battle of the Bands. Shahi Hasan from Vital Signs is also seen lending his guitar riffs to the song all the way from his New York abode.

Pepsi Battle of the Bands has a purpose, which comes straight from the heart: to revive the declining culture of bands and to produce new music in Pakistan. It offers a fresh start to musicians, providing them a stage to unveil their true talent and passion for the music created by them. It promises to be the biggest musical show and an exciting new breed of bands of all genres.

For the show, auditions were held and musicians from all corners of Pakistan participated in this great music battle. Now the public will witness the top bands in the coming weeks. The Marketing Director PepsiCo, Mr. Salman Butt spoke about Pepsi Battle of the Bands and said, “Pepsi has always been a catalyst of music in Pakistan and Pepsi Battle of the Bands is our chance to do it all over again!”

No stranger to music, Pepsi Battle of the Bands initially took place in 2002 and gave the country a plethora of brilliant artists including acclaimed bands such as EP, Aaroh and Meekaal Hasan Band. This year, continuing its legacy ‘Pepsi Battle of the Bands’ will be bringing together on one platform 20-30 new talented bands that will compete for the title award in the show. The first episode airs on the 30th July, 2017.

Pepsi Battle of the Bands is for true music aficionados who crave fresh, new music. It is for all new musicians who want to pursue their dreams. It is a battle to find the best in our country. A battle where new bands will be launched and history will be made. Get ready everyone and hold on to your headphones because the bands are back! #PepsiBattleoftheBands #TheBandsAreBack

About PepsiCo Pakistan (Pepsi-Cola International Pvt. Ltd. – “PCI”)

PCI was one of the first multinational companies to set up operations in Pakistan. Since commencing its beverage business in the country in 1967, it has grown to be one of the largest consumer goods producers in Pakistan and a market leader in refreshment beverages and snacks.

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Sana Gilani
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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 January 26, 2023 (Thursday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 237.55 240.15
Euro EUR 272.5 275
UK Pound Sterling GBP 308.5 311.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 68 68.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 66.4 67
Australian Dollar AUD 176 178
Bahrain Dinar BHD 615.68 620.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 186 188
China Yuan CNY 34.12 34.37
Danish Krone DKK 33.83 34.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 29.52 29.87
Indian Rupee INR 2.81 2.89
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 756.69 761.69
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 52.59 53.04
New Zealand Dollar NZD 148.33 149.53
Norwegians Krone NOK 22.43 22.73
Omani Riyal OMR 600.37 604.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 63.5 64
Singapore Dollar SGD 178 179.3
Swedish Korona SEK 21.78 22.08
Swiss Franc CHF 250.23 251.98
Thai Bhat THB 6.98 7.08

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs190,900 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs163,670.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs150,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 173,200.

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 190,900 PKR 2,100
Karachi PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Islamabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Peshawar PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Quetta PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Sialkot PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Attock PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Gujranwala PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Jehlum PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Multan PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Bahawalpur PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Gujrat PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Nawabshah PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Chakwal PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Hyderabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Nowshehra PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Sargodha PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Faisalabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Mirpur PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100


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