LUMS organises its first-ever Punjabi play

01:23 PM | 3 Dec, 2016
LUMS organises its first-ever Punjabi play
LAHORE (Waleed Siddiqui) - LUMS this week organised its first-ever Punjabi play, Loha Kutt.

The play depicts the life of Kaku, a lohar (blacksmith) during the Second World War. Kaku’s masculine pride receives a blow from his headstrong daughter Beenu who has fallen in love against her father’s wishes. The ensuing family drama reveals a carefully guarded secret that will shake their lives.

Written in 1944, Loha Kutt became notorious for portraying how poverty and patriarchy come together in the Punjabi village.

The actors performed tremendously especially Hassan Raza and Maria Ghaffar, who received huge applause for their unique blend of funny and serious performances respectively.

The first Punjabi play of LUMS was made possible by Sara Qazmi, instructor at LUMS.

Born in Battala, Punjab in 1916, Balwant Gargi (the writer of this play) is considered the first modern Punjabi playwright. Gargi remained controversial throughout his distinguished career as a playwright and drama teacher.



Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 23 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 23, 2024 (Friday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro comes down to 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 75.95 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.5 282.45
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.95 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.60 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.76 77.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.87
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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