Shandur polo festival postponed amid weather woes

06:20 PM | 25 Jun, 2024
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The much-awaited Shandur polo festival, a celebrated event at the world's highest polo ground in Upper Chitral district, has been postponed. This decision comes in light of adverse weather conditions affecting the region.

A notification issued by the Secretary of the Culture, Tourism, and Archaeology Department on Monday confirmed the postponement. Originally slated to take place from June 28 to June 30, the festival has been rescheduled due to the prevailing inclement weather.

Traditionally held from July 7 to July 9 each year, the Shandur polo festival attracts enthusiasts and participants from around the globe. However, this year's earlier scheduling aimed to accommodate various logistical and organizational factors. Unfortunately, the unexpected weather conditions necessitated a change in plans.

The decision to postpone the event was made to ensure the safety and well-being of participants, spectators, and everyone involved in the festival's arrangements. Organizers are now working to determine new dates for the festival, taking into account weather forecasts and other considerations.

The Shandur polo festival remains a highlight of Pakistan's cultural and sporting calendar, showcasing the country's rich heritage and passion for polo. Despite the postponement, anticipation remains high for the rescheduled event, which promises to once again captivate polo enthusiasts and tourists alike.

Stay tuned for further updates on the revised schedule for the Shandur polo festival as authorities continue to monitor the weather situation closely.


US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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