Once again, Pakistani women are proving to be the real bosses by securing coveted awards and making history. In recent news, a Pakistani architect was conferred with a prestigious UK award. Yasmeen Lari, Pakistan’s first female architect, has been honored with UK’s King Royal Gold Medal for Architecture for her contributions to zero-carbon self-build concepts for displaced populations.
The British High Commission in Pakistan tweeted: “Congrats Yasmeen Lari on winning His Majesty the King's Royal Gold Medal for Architecture!” along with images of Pakistan, Bangladeshi and British students who gathered at the Granny Square in London to “live build 2 zero/low carbon structures designed by Lari.”
For the unversed in the world of architecture, the Royal Gold Medal is personally approved by the reigning monarch and conferred upon a person or a group who contributed significantly to the advancement of architecture, according to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
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The Royal Gold Medal will be officially presented to the Pakistani architect in June 2023.
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With a long and illustrious career, Lari officially retired in 2000 after leaving a legacy behind. Lari then focused on creating accessible and environmentally-friendly construction. In 1980, the ace architect co-founded the Heritage Foundation of Pakistan with her husband, Suhail Zaheer Lari.
Presented since 1848, the previous Royal Gold Medallists include Balkrishna Doshi (2022), Sir David Adjaye OBE (2021), Dame Zaha Hadid (2016), Frank Gehry (2000), Lord Norman Foster (1983), Frank Lloyd Wright (1941), and Sir George Gilbert Scott (1859).
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 September 25, 2023 (Monday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||372.5||376|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||317||320|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.23||176.23|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 210,100 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs180,130.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Karachi||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Islamabad||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Peshawar||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Quetta||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Sialkot||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Attock||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Gujranwala||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Jehlum||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Multan||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Gujrat||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Nawabshah||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Chakwal||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Hyderabad||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Nowshehra||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Sargodha||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Faisalabad||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|
|Mirpur||PKR 210,100||PKR 2,587|