Pakistani music producer Sharif Awan scored a hat-trick of gold awards at the prestigious Global Music Awards (GMAs) held in California for his music production titled 'Music in COVID Times.' The GMAs honored Awan with the highest honours.
Produced under the banner of the Tehzeeb Foundation, 'Music in COVID Times' proved victorious in the multiple categories at the GMAs: Creativity/Originality, Best Album, and Best Producer.
Previously, the Foundation's flagship project, 'Indus Raag - Beyond Borders,' secured a gold medal at the Global Music Awards in 2016, earning a spot on the list of the Top 10 Albums of the year.
Not only that, 'Indus Raag' also made history as Pakistan's first-ever entry into the Grammy Awards in 2015.
In response to his recent triumph, Awan expressed his gratitude by saying, "A win for music anywhere is a win for music everywhere! I congratulate all the artists from Pakistan, India, Germany and the UK who came together to create this album in the most adverse of times. May the magic of music continue to heal us.”
A writer, culture revivalist, and curator/producer of classical, folk, and world music of Pakistan. Sharif Awan has written, produced, edited, and published a number of books on Pakistani culture and musical legacy. He has recorded and preserved indigenous Pakistani music and produced a number of quality audio and video albums.
Awan has won several international awards including the Global Music Awards (USA) gold and silver medals and Independent Music Awards (USA). He is the founder/director of the Tehzeeb Foundation of Pakistan, an organization working for the promotion, preservation and archiving of classical heritage, music, literature, and fine arts.
Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Sunday.
On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.
Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 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||36.37||36.72|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.33||177.33|
Gold prices decreased in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.
On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs216,300, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs185,450.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs198,274, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs189,263 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,225 for each tola.
In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Sunday.
|Lahore||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Karachi||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Islamabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Peshawar||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Quetta||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Sialkot||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Attock||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Gujranwala||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Jehlum||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Multan||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Gujrat||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Nawabshah||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Chakwal||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Hyderabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Nowshehra||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Sargodha||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Faisalabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Mirpur||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|