Yasir Hussain lambasts entertainment industry for not honouring comedy legends

Noor Fatima 10:26 PM | 4 Oct, 2022
Yasir Hussain lambasts entertainment industry for not honouring comedy legends
Source: Yasir Hussain (Instagram)

Lollywood's VJ turned actor Yair Hussain has taken up the duty to school those in the entertainment industry who deliberately forget the legends of yesteryears.

Hussain voiced his concern at social media platforms about the entertainment industry's failure to recognise the contribution of the legends like late comedians Umer Sharif and Amanullah Khan.

Hussain took the step after witnessing the Indian comedian Raju Srivastava being paid tribute after he passed away on September 21.

Bollywood comedian Kapil Sharma hung a digital board on the set of his show The Kapil Sharma Show to pay homage to the legend.

Hussain appreciated this gesture and demanded that Pakistani giants be given the same protocol. 

The Badshah Begum actor took to his Instagram stories and shared a screengrab from the comedy show and wrote, “The Kapil Sharma Show is paying tribute to Raju Srivastava and here no one does anything on TV for Umer Shareef and Amanullah."

Hussain asked if the society “lacks common sense or doesn’t respect seniors enough” and then clarified that he was asking the question to himself and not to his followers.

For the unversed, a special episode of The Kapil Sharma Show will feature a number of comedians paying tribute to Srivastava, according to Jayvijay Sachan.

Pakistani comedian Umer Sharif passed away in 2021 at the age of 66 after a long battle against serious health problems. Amanullah Khan passed away in 2020 at the age of 70 at a private hospital in Lahore after his health deteriorated.

Yasir Hussain is an accomplished actor and host who gained a reputation for his impeccable performance in Baandi.

Noor Fatima

The writer is a staff member.


ISLAMABAD – Pakistani rupee finally ended its losing streak against US dollar on Tuesday, gaining Rs4.43 after massive depreciation over the last week.

During the intra-day trading, the rupee was hovering at 266.75 with an appreciation of around 1.07 percent as talks between Pakistan and IMF underway for a stalled bailout programme.

Earlier on Monday, the rupee plunged by Rs7 and the greenback touched all-time high of Rs272. Last week, the local currency dropped by Rs24.54 in the interbank market – the largest single-day depreciation in more than two decades.

Finance experts linked the rupee’s recovery to exporters offloading some of their proceeds as remittances and export continued days after dollar cap was removed.

The country of over 220 million is facing a worst economic crisis with the forex reserved held by the country’s central bank remaining at critical $3.68 billion which were not enough to cover a month's import.

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs205,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,530.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs162,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 182,100.

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 205,900 PKR 2,370
Karachi PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Islamabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Peshawar PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Quetta PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Sialkot PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Attock PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Gujranwala PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Jehlum PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Multan PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Bahawalpur PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Gujrat PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Nawabshah PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Chakwal PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Hyderabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Nowshehra PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Sargodha PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Faisalabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Mirpur PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370


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