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Designer accuses Multan Sultans for stealing logo

02:21 PM | 5 Feb, 2019
Designer accuses Multan Sultans for stealing logo
LAHORE — A Graphic Designer has accused the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) franchise Multan Sultans for stealing its visual creations.

Bilal Ahmed, a visual art designer has claimed that the recently unveiled logo of the Multan Sultans is actually its creation, adding that he designed the logo for the former management of the cricket franchise.

Ahmed's logo designed for the former management

“Multan Sultans Marketing representative came to me at the studio where I work and asked to reboot logos for Multan Sultans (Pakistan Super League) and Multan Legends (Super Boxing League). After weeks of hard work and labor they really appreciated my concept work for both PSL and SBL and asked me to hold it until Multan Sultans team gets out of managerial crises,” Ahmed wrote on Facebook.

Bilal Ahmed's Visual Design

However, the former management failed to continue with rights of the franchise and they sold it to Ali Tareen who’s the son of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Khan Tareen.

“Last Month, after acquiring the franchise Ali Tareen unveiled the logo for its team. I was shocked to see how shamelessly they copied both of my work without my prior permission,” he added.

The logo which reflects a “Sultan” riding a horse with a cricket bat in hand and showcases the cricketing passion of the people hailing from South Punjab.

Ahmed's creation

It also has the monumental sites of the region including the shrine of Shah Rukn-e-Alam, Derawar Fort and Fort Monroe in the background.

The designer lambastes the Multan Sultans management that they invest billions in the revival of cricket; however, they copied the design without his consent.

“It is so sad but in fact a reality how educated people are doing these kinds of senseless and shameful acts and bringing harm to the industry by infringing rights and trust,” he said.

Moreover, Ahmed stressed that thousands of freelancers and graphic designers should not be easily mugged from their intellectual property.

The writer is a member of the staff. He can be accessed on Twitter @iamnozair


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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