Karachi AC Hazim Bangwar shares his two cents on Javed Akhtar's anti-Pakistan remarks

08:26 PM | 3 Mar, 2023
Karachi AC Hazim Bangwar shares his two cents on Javed Akhtar's anti-Pakistan remarks

The Assistant Commissioner of North Nazimabad in Karachi — Hazim Bangwar — doesn't go by the rule of sharing unsolicited opinions. Rather, he believes in keeping oneself humble and in check no matter how high one is on the pedestal.

Following the uproar caused by Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar's visit to Lahore on the 7th Faiz Festival where he spoke ill of Pakistan and the honorary party held by Ali Zafar, Pakistanis are fuming, to say the least.

Among the many celebrities who came forward to criticise Akhtar for disrespecting his neighbouring country, Hazim Bangwar is the latest to condemn the Indian poet for his disregard.   

The singer-turned-government official recently appeared as a guest on The Mathira Show where the host asked him to opine on the recent melodrama between Pakistanis and Indians on the internet.

Bangwar suggested that he isn't fond of passing comments on controversial topics but rather stays low-key. However, when it comes to his country, there is absolutely no room for any sort of disrespect.

The Haram singer suggested that if somebody is invited to another country, they "should come, enjoy the food, and exit respectfully" instead of causing an uproar.   

Moving further on their discussion, the guest revealed that he left his luxurious and privileged life in the UK and USA to come back home and serve his people.

“I’d think that ‘I’m traveling first class in Emirates and here people are struggling to travel in public buses. I’m eating the best food from the best restaurants and here people don’t have anything to eat. 'What am I doing?’ I’d ask myself. I was disconnected from my reality. Somewhere, I felt like I was wasting time and not doing enough,” Bangwar said.

Bangwar recalled his music career and told Mathira that he wrote American Rapper Nicki Minaj’s High School. “I wrote Nicki Minaj’s High School and so, you sell songs. The same song was on her album, it was a single too and the rest is history,” he said.

The 30-year-old government official, upon his return to Pakistan, qualified for the SPSC Examination and secured the spot as a PMS Officer. He is currently serving as Assistant Commissioner of Karachi Central. 


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 9 Dec 2023

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Saturday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.

Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.4 285.95
Euro EUR 307 307
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 755.82 763.82
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.82 40.22
Danish Krone DKK 41.14 41.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.37 36.72
Japanese Yen JPY 3.41 3.52
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.14 931.14
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.82 61.42
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.33 177.33
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.12 26.42
Omani Riyal OMR 738.71 746.71
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.07 78.77
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.32 27.62
Swiss Franc CHF 324.5 327
Thai Bhat THB 8.08 8.23

Gold remains under pressure in Pakistan; Check today gold rates here

Gold prices witnessed negative trend in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 9 December 2023

On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,600, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,560.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs199,465, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs190, 400 and 18k gold rate is Rs163,200.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Saturday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Karachi PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Islamabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Peshawar PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Quetta PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Sialkot PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Attock PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Gujranwala PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Jehlum PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Multan PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Bahawalpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Gujrat PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Nawabshah PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Chakwal PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Hyderabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Nowshehra PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Sargodha PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Faisalabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Mirpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530


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