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Govt takes over ancestral homes of Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar in Peshawar

12:40 PM | 2 Jun, 2021
Govt takes over ancestral homes of Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar in Peshawar

PESHAWAR – The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tuesday took formal custody of the ancestral houses of legendary Bollywood actors Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor located in the Qissa Khwani Bazar area in Peshawar.

Reports said the Department of Archeology and Museums has taken possession of both premises as the government aimed to convert both houses into museums. The officials claimed that possession was taken following all legal procedures as per the law.

The directorate had also paid the determined price of both proprieties to the DC Peshawar for further payment to the owners. On Tuesday, DC issued two notifications of the transfer of the ownership of both properties to the directorate of archaeology under the colonial era compulsory property acquisition law.

Director archaeology Dr. Abdul Samad, while speaking with a news outlet, told that the authorities would start restoration and rehabilitation of badly damaged properties. The restoration of premises of Bollywood’s icons into museums was aimed at restoring the city’s links with Indian cinema.

Reports cited that haveli of Raj Kapoor was valued at Rs11.5 million while Dilip Kumar’s ancestral residence was valued at Rs7.2 million – both properties have been valued at Rs1.5 million per 272.25 sqft.

The ancestral houses of legendary Bollywood actors had already been declared a national heritage by former PM Nawaz Sharif in the year 2014.

Both legendary stars Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar migrated to India during British rule. They were born and raised in old Qissa Khwani Bazaar of the provincial capital, before moving to Mumbai.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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