Punjabi folk singer Shaukat Ali passes away in Lahore

05:26 PM | 2 Apr, 2021
Punjabi folk singer Shaukat Ali passes away in Lahore

A piece of sad news for the music buffs as the legendary Punjabi folk singer Shaukat Ali passed away in Lahore on Friday.

Undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital in the city for almost a month, the 78-year-old singer succumbed to the disease. Previously, Ali had been admitted to the intensive care unit due to liver failure.

Renowned internationally for his mystical speeches and Punjabi songs, he had been suffering from liver disease for a long time. He was also facing multiple medical issues, including diabetes and a liver transplant. 

Earlier, his son Ameer Shaukat Ali had said in a video posted a few days earlier that his father was being treated by the Army on the directives of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

The Ghazal maestro ruled the hearts, with a singing career span of five decades.

Apart from his Pride of Performance award, Ali had an impressive career in his dubbing industry. Moreover, his stardom skyrocketed due to his patriotic songs Saathion Mujahidon Jaag Utha Hai Sara Watan, Mera Puttar Pakistan Da and Apna Quaid Aik Hai during 1965 and 1971 wars. 

Leaving behind a legacy of Lok geet, ghazals and Punjabi songs, Ali was one of the most prolific artists of the Pakistani music industry.

Hailing from Malakwal in Mandi Bahauddin district he is survived by three sons Imran, Ameer and Mohsin.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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