ISLAMABAD – England skipper Ben Stokes on Monday pledged that he would be donating his match from the upcoming Test series to the people affected by floods in Pakistan.
Taking to Twitter, Stokes wrote: "There is a sense of responsibility amongst the playing and support group and to be here is special".
"The floods that devastated Pakistan earlier this year was very sad to see and has had significant impact on the country and the people."
Pakistan witnessed most severe flooding triggered by abnormal monsoon rains that has affected one fourth of the South Asian country.
Over 1,700 people lost their lives while thousands of victims became homeless due to the massive deluges.
Stokes also expressed his excitement over his victim to Pakistan for the first Test series after a long hiatus of 17 years.
I’m donating my match fees from this Test series to the Pakistan Flood appeal ❤️🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/BgvY0VQ2GG— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) November 28, 2022
"The game has given me a lot in my life and | feel it’s only right to give something back that goes far beyond cricket. | will be donating my match fees from this Test series to the Pakistan Flood appeal.
"Hopefully this donation can go towards the rebuilding of areas of Pakistan most affected by the flooding."
The Test series, which will be a part of the ICC World Test Championship cycle, will begin from December 1 in Rawalpindi while the other two matches will be hosted by Multan and Karachi.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has appreciated the “kind gesture” of the England captain donating his fees of entire Test series for flood victims of Pakistan.
We appreciate the kind gesture of England Captain Ben Stokes donating his fees of entire Test series for flood victims of Pakistan. Empathy for suffering humanity is the greatest of all virtues. His gesture epitomises the great British tradition of philanthropy. 🇵🇰 🇬🇧— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) November 28, 2022
“Empathy for suffering humanity is the greatest of all virtues. His gesture epitomises the great British tradition of philanthropy,” he wrote on Twitter.
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 February 4, 2023 (Saturday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||337.01||337.71|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||34.19||34.54|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.25||175.25|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,300 on Sunday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,010.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.
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 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Karachi||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Islamabad||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Peshawar||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Quetta||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Sialkot||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Attock||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Gujranwala||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Jehlum||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Multan||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Gujrat||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Nawabshah||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Chakwal||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Hyderabad||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Nowshehra||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Sargodha||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Faisalabad||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Mirpur||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|