Shehla Raza's bigotry exposed with her tweet against minority member of Economic Advisory Council

Haider Ali 02:27 PM | 3 Sep, 2018
Shehla Raza's bigotry exposed with her tweet against minority member of Economic Advisory Council
KARACHI - Pakistan Peoples Party leader, Syeda Shehla Raza faced social media flak after one of her bigoted tweets caught the attention of users, in which the politician had flayed Prime Minister Imran Khan over his choice of members for the Economic Advisory Council.

The former Deputy Speaker of the Sindh Assembly tweeted that she was aware of the 'lies' made by the sitting PTI regime regarding 5 million homes and South Punjab province, however, expressed surprise at what she referred to as hypocrisy over the selection of a minority member for the revamped Economic Advisory Council.

The (deleted) tweet by PPP leader

The Sindh Assembly lawmaker went a mile more that the minority member in question was the grandson of a leader for a minority group, in a flagrant contradiction with the truth.

The tweet, which now stands deleted, decried the selection of a member from the minority community in the revamped 11-member Economic Advisory Council for which a notification was issued on Saturday.

Initially, the PPP leader seem to stand his ground, however, owing to the liberal leaning of the party she pledges allegiance to, Raza deleted the tweet and pinned the blame on her social media team.

Shehla Raza later tweeted that one of the members of the social media team had issued such a statement on her social media handle which is 'ambiguous creating negativity.'

She claimed that the team has now been fired, begging apologies from the users.

Prime Minister Imran Khan had on Saturday reconstituted the high profile Economic Advisory Council with members having vast experience under their belts.

The council also comprises a highly qualified minority member, a step which was widely hailed on the social media platforms, however, Raza seemed to have disagreed with the selection, prompting her to first tweet her resentment and later retracting her words, out of apparent pressure from the party higher-ups.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 7, 2022 (Tuesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279 282
Euro EUR 296.67 297.26
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.71 332.41
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.21 73.51
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.72
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.43
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.19
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.42
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – The gold price in Pakistan dropped by Rs4,300 per tola to reach Rs200,000 on Tuesday as it lost ground on second consecutive day after witnessing mostly bullish trend last week.

As per the All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA), the price of 10 grams of 24 carats gold decreased by Rs3,686 to settle at Rs171,468.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity dropped by $1 to reach $1,869 per ounce.

Meanwhile, silver prices in the domestic market slumped by Rs20 per tola and Rs17.14 per 10 grams to reach at Rs2,230 and Rs1,911, respectively.


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