Traces of Nimrod found in Gwadar: report

Muhammad Irfan 08:02 PM | 26 Mar, 2018
Traces of Nimrod found in Gwadar: report
GWADAR - An ancient gate named ‘Sutak Deen Dar’ some 150 kilometres from Gwadar has been traced back to Nimrod.

BBC Urdu quoted experts as saying that 'Sutak Deen Dar' is symbolically referred to as a gate as it led to Mesopotamia from Makran in 3500BCE.

Dad Rahim, who has been residing in the area for over 50 years now, said it’s the resting place of Nimrod.

Rahim who claims to be its sole caretaker told BBC Urdu that his ancestors used to say the ‘Sutak Deen Dar’ came from Mesopotamia. “I only realised its significance over time,” he added.

The area around the gate is known as Meerani Bazaar and houses almost 5,000 people.

It was first discovered in 1875 and was believed to be haunted, according to researchers and Lasbela University Professor Dr Hameed Baloch.

Dr Baloch said three organisations conducted research in the area.

In 1930, Sir Oral Steen surveyed the area. “His findings and ways were non-scientific as he would only pick up things in their original condition and would leave out damaged relics,” the professor said.

Further, he said that in 1950, American archaeologist George A Dallas and Dr Rafiq Mughal surveyed the area in what was its most detailed examination to date. The two discovered a wall of a fort built in the Mesopotamian era.

From 1987 to 2001, French and Italian missions conducted a detailed survey of the area and found bones of fish from which they concluded that the people who were known as “Greek fish eaters” were residing in the area for 4,000 years.

The BBC Urdu report stated that scientific proof found from the area is 4,000 years old.

The place is in the same location but most of the relics from the area have been stolen, it added.

Muhammad Irfan

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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 February 4, 2023 (Saturday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.9 283.2
Euro EUR 300.98 301.58
UK Pound Sterling GBP 337.01 337.71
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 189 192
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 200 202.2
China Yuan CNY 39.67 39.73
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.30

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,200 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,930.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

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 205,200 PKR 2,430
Karachi PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Islamabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Peshawar PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Quetta PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sialkot PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Attock PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujranwala PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Jehlum PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Multan PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Bahawalpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujrat PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nawabshah PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Chakwal PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Hyderabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nowshehra PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sargodha PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Faisalabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Mirpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430


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