First season of 'Fatima Jinnah' to air on August 14

09:18 PM | 2 Aug, 2023
First season of 'Fatima Jinnah' to air on August 14
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After much anticipation and a gripping 14-minute prologue release in 2022, the highly awaited web series "Fatima Jinnah: Sister | Revolutionist | Stateswoman," directed by Danial K Afzal, is finally set to release its first volume from the debut season on August 14.

This captivating series will depict the life of Madar-e-Millat (Mother of the Nation) in three distinct eras: her 30s during the pre-partition era, her 50s during Independence, and her 70s in the post-partition era. Afzal has skillfully chosen talented actresses Sundus Farhan, Sajal Aly, and Samiya Mumtaz to portray Fatima Jinnah in these respective phases.

The first part, which unveils her journey as a sister and steadfast companion to Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, will lay the foundation for the tumultuous and historic path ahead.

Intriguingly, the series will not solely focus on Fatima Jinnah but also feature appearances by several other significant historical figures, including Quaid-e-Azam, Allama Iqbal, Liaquat Ali Khan, Ruttie Jinnah, and Rana Liaquat Hussain, among others.

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Danial Afzal's narrative for the web series draws inspiration from Reza Pirbhai's book on Madar-e-Millat, presenting a nuanced and human portrayal of Fatima Jinnah rather than an overtly patriotic or feel-good depiction.

With three seasons, each comprising 15 episodes, "Fatima Jinnah" promises to be an epic saga that goes beyond the expected, delving into the complexities of one of South Asia's most influential figures. The series will be available on the new digital medium, aur-digital, offering viewers an immersive and unforgettable experience.

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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