NEW YORK – A Pakistani man, dubbed as “Ibn Battuta" for travelling to 100 countries, is investing his money in tourism instead of buying real estate.
Chaudhry Khalid Rahmat returned to New York last week after completing a two-week visit to Japan, which was his 100th country.
Khalid Rehmat is a retired Chartered Public Accountant (CPA) by profession. In a special interview with DailyPakistan, Chaudhry Khalid said that “he has so far visited 100 countries including the whole of Europe, the Middle East, North, and South America for tourism."
Last year, he went on a two-week visit to explore the beauty of the six states that were getting independence from Russia. And recently he returned after spending two weeks in Japan. He found Japan to be the most beautiful country in all aspects.
Chaudhry Khalid Rehmat said that "he will continue his tourism journey after completing 100 countries. This hobby has now become his passion, which he cannot leave now.” He further said that people build and buy properties but Instead of buying real estate, he spends his money and time on his hobby of tourism.”
In response to a question, he said that “he had taken photos along with travelling notes while travelling to each country. He will write a book soon. In response to the question that why he spent so much money and time on travelling to so many countries? He replied that “other People also ask the same question. I think everyone has their preferences in life. After retirement and children's responsibilities, he took the path of world tourism.
The culture of different countries, their customs, and traditions, and Studying and observing history is his favourite subject. He likes to travel.” Khalid Rehmat said that “while being a student of world history, exploring the beauty and nature of the world has been his hobby. Observing the culture, food, museums and other major tourist places of each country is his special hobby. His wife, who is a nurse in New York, often accompanies him during the tour of the countries.”
He has a Singh friend in New York who for the last 40 years, who have been accompanying him during his travels to many countries. In some countries, they went together along with both families.” Khalid Rehmat added.
Chaudhry Khalid Rehmat was born in Fatehpur village in District Gujrat, Pakistan. Later, his family moved to Mehmanda, a village adjacent to Gujrat City. He passed the matriculation examination in 1973 from Government Zamindar High School, Gujrat. Then in 1977, he passed his B.Sc from Government Zamindar College Gujrat. Later, in 1979, he went to Germany for employment. Then in 1982, he came to the USA. And for the last 40 years, he has been living in New York City, USA.
Tahir Mahmood Chaudhry is a journalist and blogger based in New York. He works for Daily Pakistan as United Nations/New York Bureau Chief. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pakistani rupee continue to witness further losses against US dollar in the open market on despite positive economic indicators and massive surge in Stock Market.
On Tuesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.1 for selling and 288.15 for buying purposes for customers.
Euro price moves down by Rs2 to 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling after increase.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.24||36.59|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – Gold continues to move upward in local market amid surge in international rates.
On Tuesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,600, and the price for 10-gram gold saw increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,557.
Globally, yellow metal went up by $12 to settle at $2,015 per ounce.
Last week, per tola gold price increased by Rs800 per tola, and it hovers around two month high.
|Lahore||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Karachi||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Quetta||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Attock||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Multan||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|