Acclaimed spy-fiction novelist Mazhar Kaleem passes away at 75

Asma Malik 11:26 AM | 26 May, 2018
Acclaimed spy-fiction novelist Mazhar Kaleem passes away at 75
MULTAN-  Today's morning broke sad news of the death of the great Pakistani novelist ' Mazhar Kaleem' at Multan, his hometown.

Mazhar Kaleem was a Pakistani novelist chiefly known for his Imran Series novels in the Urdu language.  The 'Imran Series' writing was being started by Ibn e Saafi and gradually, Mazhar Kaleem introduced more characters to the stories and added more content.

His funeral prayers would be offered at 1.30 P.M today (Saturday) at the Abdali mosque, Multan.

Mazhar Kaleem has been an author of more than 500 books and novels throughout his lifetime; he as also written many stories for children.

Kaleem was known for writing the Imran Series. He was the anchorperson of a Saraiki radio talk show from Radio Multan, "Jamhoor-de-Awaz".

The literary giant was a lawyer who was elected Senior Vice-President of Multan Bar Council as well.

Some of the famous book titles by the great novelist are as under:

Makazonga, Sabolate Aager, Shogi Pama, Double White,  Kaya Palat,  Shalmaak, Bagop,  Khamoash Cheikhein, Calendar Killer, Ganja Bhikari, Ladies Secret Service (Imran Fareedi Series), Black Prince, Aika Baan, Hara Kari.

After, Madeeha Gauhar, the sudden death news of Mazhar Kaleem is another huge loss to the art and literary society of Pakistan.  Rest in Peace Mr. Mazhar!


USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee remains stable against dollar as IMF talks underway

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani rupee remained stable against the US dollar as the market is looking for direction amid Pakistan’s ongoing negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Amid the economic uncertainty, the local currency remained unchanged against the greenback, moving up 0.01 percent during the opening hours of trading. Before noon, PKR was hovering at 285.40 in the interbank.

In contrast to the inter-bank, the dollar continued its upward trajectory in the open market and is reportedly available at Rs315, as the gap between the official rate and open market rate is Rs30 per dollar.

As the money market is waiting for a positive development from the economic front, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief to Pakistan said they continued engagement with Islamabad focusing on the restoration of foreign exchange proper market functioning, with special on the upcoming budget.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 30 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,700 on Tuesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,510.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

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 232,700 PKR 2,500
Karachi PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Islamabad PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Peshawar PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Quetta PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Sialkot PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Attock PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Gujranwala PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Jehlum PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Multan PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Bahawalpur PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Gujrat PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Nawabshah PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Chakwal PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Hyderabad PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Nowshehra PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Sargodha PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Faisalabad PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Mirpur PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500


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