ISLAMABAD – Youm-e-Takreem Shuhada-e-Pakistan is being observed across the country today (Thursday), to pay tribute to the sacrifices of brave sons of soil who laid their lives for the protection of the motherland.
In honor of the selfless sacrifices, several events featuring Quran recitations and prayers will be organized throughout Pakistan. Commemorative ceremonies are scheduled to be held at the martyrs' memorials of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Pakistan Naval Headquarters (PN), and Police Yadgar-e-Suhuda.
'Youm-e-Takreem Shuhada-e-Pakistan' stands as a solemn occasion for the South Asian nation to unite, and to express profound appreciation for the brave souls who laid down their lives for the nation's peace, security, and prosperity.
May 25 begins with the national flag being lowered to half-mast, depicting the nation’s mourning for the fallen heroes.
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Services Chiefs, ex-servicemen and civil society members paid homage to the martyrs, Pakistan military's media wing said.
In their messages on the eve of Yaum-e-Takreem-e-Shuhada-e-Pakistan, the top brass of Pakistan Army express gratitude and paid tribute to the great sons of the soil who sacrificed their lives for the defence, sovereignty and honour of the motherland.
The sacrifices of martyrs are eternal and will continue to inspire future generations in the country, the statement said, adding that the martyrs will never be forgotten, irrespective of vicious propaganda by the enemies..
President Dr Arif Alvi paid tribute to valiant martyrs who displayed the spirit of patriotism and fearlessness in testing times. In a statement, he said, “The nation owes to the heroism and sacrifices offered by the jawans and officers of our Armed Forces, including Pakistan Army, Rangers, Air Force, Navy, Police, and other security institutions that made Pakistan’s defence impregnable.”
Alvi said “The integrity and security of our country would not have been possible without their valuable services. Apart from defending the frontiers of the country, our security forces successfully defeated the menace of terrorism.”
Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar in the open bank market on Friday.
On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.
Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||361.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.63||36.98|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.
On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,400, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs186,390.
Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate hovers around Rs163,050.
In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.
|Lahore||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Karachi||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Quetta||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Attock||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Multan||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|