United We Celebrate: LUMS joins Islamabad United

11:02 AM | 27 Sep, 2016
United We Celebrate: LUMS joins Islamabad United
LAHORE - The champions of PSL, Islamabad United, led by their captain Misbah-ul-Haq and Head Coach Dean Jones visited LUMS on September 23 as part of their Trophy Tour Celebrations. The team was given a warm reception by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi, faculty and students.

Islamabad United (ISLU) is a Pakistani professional franchise cricket team that competes in Pakistan Super League. The team was formed in 2015 and is owned by LUMS MBA graduates, Ali Naqvi and AmnaTirmiziNaqvi. The visit was the latest in a series of events by Islamabad United to celebrate their win in the PSL.

The purpose of the tour is also to take the first ever PSL Trophy, the winning prize of Pakistan's first ever national franchise level sporting competition, to all parts of the country as a gesture to appreciate the fans' support in making Pakistan Super League a roaring success.

The team and students engaged in a panel Q&A session and the event was a venue for dialogue and interaction between the most ardent of cricket fans and their sporting heroes.  The passionate attendees presented many questions to Pakistan’s most successful test captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who was recently presented the Test Mace for securing number 1 ranking by the ICC chief executive, David Richardson.

Misbah, stressed the importance of education for athletes and said, “We need players who are not only great athletes but also well-rounded individuals. I urge top-level universities like LUMS to provide further opportunities to players who show promise in the sport and groom them. This will produce athletes who are better advocates of the sport as well as the nation.”

LUMS and Islamabad United pledged to make this visit a foundation for a long-term partnership between the two institutes, promising a commitment to bring about professionalism to the Pakistani sports structure and creating greater opportunities for students to take part in higher level sports.

–Press Release



The writer is a civil servant.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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