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” 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.41||36.76|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.54||176.54|
Gold price in Pakistan remained under pressure as the yellow metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.
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 Price in Pakistan (4 September 2023)
|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|