LAHORE – The 12th Mir Punjabi Mela was organized in collaboration with Prof. Ali Arshad Mir Foundation and Punjab Arts Council, Lahore.
During the two-day event, books of different genres of Punjabi literature were awarded with "Ali Arshad Mir Award". Fauzia Rafique's book was selected for Punjabi Prose Literature.
In Punjabi Poetry, the books of Asim Padhiar and Arifa Shehzad were selected in Catagory of Punjabi Poem while the Zafar Awan's book was selected for Punjabi Ghazal. Abdul Karim Qudsi in Punjabi poetry for children's literature and Dr. Fazilat Bano for prose were awarded.
Mehboob Sarmad's hymn collection was selected in the field of religious literature.
The late Aleem Shakeel was given the Special Ali Arshad Mir Sewak Award for his services to Punjabi literature.
During the Mir Punjabi Mela, various sessions on culture and literature were held in which Ammar Kazmi, Ilyas Ghuman, Saeed Bhutta, Iffat Ashiq, Ijaz, Akhtar Khan, Asim Aslam and Riaz Danshwar shared their thoughts. Farooq Nadeem, Azam Malik and Prof. Dr. Sarmad Farooq Arshad hosted the sessions. Upon hearing the sudden news of the death of renowned Punjabi writer and intellectual Colonel Nadir Ali and poet Izad Aziz, the audience stood up from their seats and expressed their sorrow and silence.
Nadeem Abbas and Taranjan Natak Mandali performed Sufi dance and Ali Arshad Mir's poetry Presented in the form of drama and received praise from the audience.
In addition, an All Punjab Mushaira was presided over by Masood Okardvi. Famous poets and poetesses like Sabir Ali Sabir, Azam Malik, Tahira Sara, Saghir Ahmed Saghir, Safia Hayat, Saima Almas, Ahmed Naeem Arshad, Arshad Manzoor, Mushtaq Qamar, Iqbal Darvesh, Ali Josha and Prof. Dr. Sarmad Farooq Farooq Arshad presented their poetry and revived the poetic tradition of Ali Arshad Mir.
In the end, Tawheed Ahmad Anas, Kale Khan Bhag, Noman, Arshad Ali, Bilal Rajab and Maimona Sajid sang the poetry of Prof. Ali Arshad Mir and received a huge praise from the audience.
Pakistani rupee witnessed upward trajectort against US dollar and other currencies amid positive economic cues.
On Wednesday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.7 for buying and 286.75 for selling.
Euro remained stable at 309 for buying and 312 for selling. British Pound rate increased to 361 for buying, and 364 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED dropped to 77.6 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||361||364|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.49||36.84|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.89||177.89|
KARACHI – Gold prices in the local market continue to decline in line with the international market.
On Wednesday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,400 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,100.
Each tola for 24 karat is Rs216,700, 22 Karat is Rs198,640, and 21 karat rate per tola is Rs189,613 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,525.00 for single tola.
In the global market, the precious metal moved down, and hovers around $2023 per ounce after drop of around $10.
|Lahore||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Karachi||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Islamabad||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Peshawar||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Quetta||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Sialkot||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Attock||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Gujranwala||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Jehlum||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Multan||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Gujrat||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Nawabshah||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Chakwal||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Hyderabad||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Nowshehra||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Sargodha||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Faisalabad||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Mirpur||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|