Pakistan’s Best Music Moments in 2021

07:50 PM | 28 Dec, 2021
Pakistan’s Best Music Moments in 2021

The year 201 definitely set multiple benchmarks for the music vicinity. From the rise of contemporary rap to Strings' breakup, a plethora of headlines was associated with Pakistan’s music industry which is undisputedly a powerhouse talent.

Here are some of the best of Pakistan’s 2021 music moments that stormed the internet:

PSL Anthem “Groove Mera”

PSL Anthem “Groove Mera” broke all the records as it got showered with overwhelming attention. Composed and produced by Xulfi and Adnan Dhool, it managed to be catchy and the combination of Naseebo Lal, Aima Baig, and Young Stunners garnered mixed reviews. However, the women-led anthem failed to impress the fans which resulted in poking fun at the track.

Guinness World Record for ‘Most Cars in a Drive-in Music Concert’

Amid the pandemic, Pakistan set a Guinness World Record for the most cars at a drive-in music concert. The record was set at an event in Islamabad featuring singers Bilal Khan, Ali Azmat and Atif Aslam which was organized by Jazz. While the threshold was 1,000 cars, more than 1,500 vehicles arrived at the concert venue.

Strings part ways up after 33 years

Pakistani acclaimed pop-rock band that enthralled the music lovers for more than three decades officially broke up in 2021. Parting ways after 33 years, the fans were left utterly heartbroken. Bilal Maqsood and Faisal Kapadia announced the split on March 25. The band's compositions were not limited to Pakistan only but also beyond borders considering they composed many songs for Hollywood and Bollywood. 

Arooj Aftab’s Grammy nomination

Pakistani music sensation Arooj Aftab became the first Pakistani to be nominated in the best new artist category for the Grammy Awards. Earlier, the talent powerhouse made it to Barack Obama’s summer playlist. Making the nation proud, her nomination made history for Pakistan and South Asia.

Accent performs live at Lahore wedding

Adrian Sina, lead vocalist of the Romanian pop band Akcent left Pakistani fans in a frenzy after a video of his live performance at a Lahori wedding stormed the internet. The guests at the event could be seen dancing and singing along with their favourite international artist.


Pakistani rupee registers marginal gain against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check forex rates

Pakistani rupee continued its momentum against the US dollar, and orther currencies in the open market on Thursday, as the local currency also improved in the inter-bank market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Thursday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.

Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 7 December 2023

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.2 286.15
Euro EUR 308 311
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.4 78.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 757.23 765.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.89 40.29
Danish Krone DKK 41.19 41.59
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.41 36.76
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 921.71 930.71
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.02 61.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.54 176.54
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.05 26.35
Omani Riyal OMR 739.62 747.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.22 78.92
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.12 27.42
Swiss Franc CHF 324.94 327.44
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

Gold prices in Pakistan move down despite positive global cues; Check latest rates here

Gold price in Pakistan remained under pressure as the yellow metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 7 December 2023

On Thursday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,100 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,130. 

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,000, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs189,960 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,825.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Thursday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

Today Gold Price in Pakistan (4 September 2023)

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Karachi PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Islamabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Peshawar PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Quetta PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sialkot PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Attock PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujranwala PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Jehlum PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Multan PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Bahawalpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujrat PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nawabshah PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Chakwal PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Hyderabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nowshehra PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sargodha PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Faisalabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Mirpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565


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