Tennis champion Rashid Malik gets rousing welcome at Wahga Border 

08:01 PM | 31 Jan, 2023
Tennis champion Rashid Malik gets rousing welcome at Wahga Border 

LAHORE – Pakistan’s ITF seniors champion Rashid Ahmed Malik was accorded warm welcome at the Wahga Border by former PTF senior official Col Asif Dar (R) and Pakistan Rangers here on Monday. 

Pakistan seniors tennis team including Rashid Malik, Inam ul Haq, Imran Ahmed Siddique and Waqar Nisar played well against their opponents especially the Indians in New Delhi courts. Among them, Rashid Malik succeeded in clinching 55plus singles beating the Indian second seed Paul Varghese while partnering with Imran Siddique, Malik also clinched the 55plus doubles title beating the Finland’s pair. Pakistani pair of Waqar Nisar and Inam ul Haq lost the 65plus doubles semifinal. 

Rashid Malik thanked Col Asif Dar (R) and Pakistan Rangers for excellent reception at the Wahga Border. “After giving such a performance in India, beating Indians at the Indians soil, such a reception and welcome boosted our morale. We are now more eager to do well in the next event in Jalandhar, India in March. I am grateful to Col Asif Dar (R) and Pakistan Rangers for this special arrangement on our arrival that is remarkable.” 

The veteran champion said: “Our eight-day tour was superb as our friend in New Delhi took extra care and we were invited everyday for dinners. I am also grateful to Mr. Anil Khanna and Col Chohan and their whole team for taking extra care of us. I love to participate in India especially New Delhi. Our next event is in Jalandhar from March 4.” 

When asked to share the feelings, when he won two titles on Indian soil, Malik said: “It was great feeling when I won both 55 plus singles and doubles titles. I am thankful to Almighty for giving me strength to make my country proud. People of India gave very warm welcome and were extra loving.  

“This year, I am focusing to win the ITF Seniors World Tennis title. I am hopeful of doing well in the world event. I am also grateful IPC Minister Ehsan ur Rehman Mazari, Punjab government, Sports Board Punjab and other stakeholders for their support,” he added. A champion like Rashid Malik deserves due recognition, respect and honor at higher level as a few words of appreciation can help him win world seniors tennis title.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 19 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 19, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 278.9 for buying and 280.8 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 278.9 280.8
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.4 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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