Flip-side of the coin: Sahir Lodhi apologizes for outburst, reveals his side of story

Eeshah Omer 01:37 PM | 1 Jun, 2017
Flip-side of the coin: Sahir Lodhi apologizes for outburst, reveals his side of story
While hosting a Ramadan transmission on a private TV channel a few days ago, Sahir Lodhi attraced some unwanted controversy when he went a bit overboard in response to a young participant's speech where she called over Quaid-e-Azam to 'come and see what has happened to our country,' as of now. This got Sahir Lodhi extremely angry, to the point that he lashed out at the audiences to stop cheering and clapping, and asked them who gave them the permission to question the services of Jinnah? This was followed by a heated and emotional lecture by Sahir on the services that our Quaid, the founder of Pakistan, offered for the well-being and freedom of the country. Needless to say, the clip of Lodhi losing his cool went viral over all social media platforms and people started bombarding him with a lot of hate, criticism and mean jokes.

Here is an example:

However, Sahir has a different version of the story, one that people aren't yet aware of.

Watch it below:

It is strange how people raised the issue of his outburst, but not why he did it. The full clip in which Lodhi is seen apologizing to the participant Saba within minutes after the incident took place and where he explained his reason for getting emotional as well as declared her having qualified for the next level of the show's competition, was never shown. It wasn't until just a few moments back, that it was made available.

Sahir Lodhi apologized to Saba for his emotional outburst saying, "I will not talk about this again but I defended Pakistan and my Quaid. I have shown you the reality, my only request is, always see the whole picture, because if you listen to just half of the truth, you will never be able to love one another."

In the end, he added, "I humbly apologize to you, please forgive me here as well as in the life hereafter."

All of this makes us wonder why we have a history of slinging mud at another person without knowing two sides of the truth and jumping to negative conclusions without any hesitation. Have we really become part of such a victimizing culture?


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 January 27, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 07:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 253.5 255.5
Euro EUR 274 276.7
UK Pound Sterling GBP 311 314
U.A.E Dirham AED 68.7 69.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 66.4 67
Australian Dollar AUD 176 178
Bahrain Dinar BHD 615.68 620.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 186 188
China Yuan CNY 34.12 34.37
Danish Krone DKK 33.83 34.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 29.52 29.87
Indian Rupee INR 2.81 2.89
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 756.69 761.69
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 52.59 53.04
New Zealand Dollar NZD 148.33 149.53
Norwegians Krone NOK 22.43 22.73
Omani Riyal OMR 600.37 604.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 63.5 64
Singapore Dollar SGD 178 179.3
Swedish Korona SEK 21.78 22.08
Swiss Franc CHF 250.23 251.98
Thai Bhat THB 6.98 7.08

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs197,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs168,000.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs150,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 173,200.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Karachi PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Islamabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Peshawar PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Quetta PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Sialkot PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Attock PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Gujranwala PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Jehlum PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Multan PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Bahawalpur PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Gujrat PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Nawabshah PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Chakwal PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Hyderabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Nowshehra PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Sargodha PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Faisalabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Mirpur PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100


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