Rabi Pirzada talks about whimsical social media trends and their impact on youth

Noor Fatima 11:09 PM | 4 Dec, 2022
Rabi Pirzada talks about whimsical social media trends and their impact on youth
Source: Rabi Pirzada (Instagram)

Call it "15 minutes of fame" or a quick trajectory into the entertainment industry, social media users are the ones who decide who gets what.

In times when making people famous on a whim is fairly common, especially in Pakistan, the entertainment industry has a galore amount of one-hit wonders, although only a handful of them make promising careers.  

Recently, a dance video went viral and made TikToker Ayesha an instant hit not only in Pakistan but also in India. In the wake of such events, there are some people with a genuine concern for society as a whole and the powerful influence of social media on the future generations.

While Ayesha enjoys the fact that her groovy dance is being copied by legendary actresses like Madhuri Dixit, Lollywood's former singer Rabi Pirzada is in a dilemma whether Pakistani media should promote such content or not.   

The Dahdi Kuree singer, who once was a viral sensation mainly for her powerful vocals and her love for exotic animals, recently sat down for an interview to discuss the negative influence and questionable trends on social media platforms in Pakistan.

For the unversed, Pirzada herself was caught in a scandal that led her to change her path and embrace the religious way of life.  

In an interview with Waseem Badami, the Chori Chori singer opined on people going viral via dance videos. Pirzada suggested that our society is stooping low day by day as we idolize men who imitate women and women who dance to to become famous.

On the work front, Pizada has two films Pyar Ki FIR, and Court Marriage in the pipeline. Pirzada is currently working in Noor Bibi. 

Noor Fatima

The writer is a staff member.


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 03, 2023 (Friday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 271.1 271.6
Euro EUR 298.27 298.87
UK Pound Sterling GBP 335.5 336.2
U.A.E Dirham AED 73.03 73.33
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.49 71.80
Australian Dollar AUD 188.9 191.3
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.73 720.73
Canadian Dollar CAD 200.95 203.15
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.11 39.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 877.76 886.76
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.3

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 212,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs182,530.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Karachi PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Islamabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Peshawar PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Quetta PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Sialkot PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Attock PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Gujranwala PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Jehlum PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Multan PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Bahawalpur PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Gujrat PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Nawabshah PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Chakwal PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Hyderabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Nowshehra PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Sargodha PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Faisalabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Mirpur PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420


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