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Pakistan karate players return home securing 19 medals in India

01:52 PM | 27 Sep, 2016
Pakistan karate players return home securing 19 medals in India
NEW DELHI (Web Desk) - Pakistan karate team returned home on Monday from India after winning altogether 19 medals in the 3rd South Asian Junior, Cadet & Senior Karate Championship.

Pak martial art players demonstrated high quality display of skills, technique and vast stamina to win 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 8 Bronze Medals during the championship held from 22-25 September at New Delhi India.

The trio of Pakistan karatekas Naseer Ahmed and Baz Muhammad, Kulsoom put up excellent performance and won bulk of medals, said Shamim Hashmi, Secretary, Pakistan Karate Federation here. Naseer won 1 Gold, 1 Silver, Baz Muhammad I Gold 2 Silver, Kulsoom 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze Medals in the event.

Naseer won 1 Gold, 1 Silver, Baz Muhammad I Gold 2 Silver, Kulsoom 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze Medals in the event.

He said Pakistan was the champion of 1st South Asian Karate Championship India, but Indian Embassy did not issue the visa to Pakistan Karate team for its participation in the 2nd South Asian Karate Championship held in India last year.

“This time PKF applied for visas of 14 male players and 12 female players but Indian Embassy issue visas to only 6 male & 6 female players. Despite being in half of strength in number, our Team performed excellent and bagged 19 medals. Pakistan Stood second in male event and 4th in female events,” he asserted.

Pakistan Stood second in male event and 4th in female events,” he asserted.

He said on the side lines of the championship, the Asian Karate Federation also organized Asian Referee/Coaches Course & Examination on this occasion.

“Two Pakistani referees Khalid Noor & Uzma Asghar qualified in the referee course and Baber Iqbal qualified in the coaches course, PKF applied for visa of 21 referee/Judges and coaches, but Indian Embassy issued visas to only 3 referees,” he added.

The writer is a civil servant.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89

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