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Ali Zafar calls for effective enforcement of cyber laws to end slandering

10:49 PM | 5 Jan, 2023
Ali Zafar calls for effective enforcement of cyber laws to end slandering
Source: Ali Zafar (Instagram)

Amid the controversy triggered by Major (retired) Adil Raja's remarks about some A-list Pakistani actresses, many artists have come forward to support the actresses. 

The latest person to join the debate is the acclaimed singer-turned-actor, Ali Zafar, who took to Twitter to express his views on the issue and raise awareness about prevention of such things in future.   

The Kill Dil actor tweeted, "Unless the defamation laws (specially cyber crime laws on defamation under FIA) are not implemented properly and decisions are made in days rather than years, you will keep seeing slander, mud-slinging and character assassination from all sides, everywhere, everyday."

Continuing the Twitter thread, Zafar added, "The FIA cyber crime unit should be equipped and empowered with latest technology, enhanced man power to make it more efficient and transparent. Everyone deserves to live in peace with their dignity. Everyone means everyone. Not a particular class."

Talking about how Zafar himself has been a victim of the justice system, the Dear Zindagi star revealed, "I remember in my case, it took 2 years for FIA to investigate & find them guilty of an organised crime. However, the investigating officer was accused of harassment, the one who signed FIR suspended. The culprits got a stay from court with no consequence. Now THAT is privilege."

Emphasizing how rules and regulations are crucial, the Teefa in Trouble star suggested, "Laws were emended to protect one person and the gang with facilitations probably never seen in judicial history. To the extent that the culprit doesn’t even have to come to court for cross examination like ordinary people. Rather allowed to Skype or Zoom from the comfort of home."

The Total Siyapaa actor revealed the severity of the situation. "Not to forget, the death threats I received mentioning my children. “Take the cases back or we know where your children go”. And for some these individuals are heroes/protectors of human rights. Activists par excellence. Only if they could see their true faces. They will," Zafar tweeted.

Twitterati also chimed in to praise Zafar for raising his voice.

On the work front, Zafar's recent songs include Ghabrana Nahi Hai, Dil Karey, Pehli Si Muhabbat, Pareshan Kyun Lage Tu, Hum Tum, Mere Dildar Sanam, and Mein Ura.

The writer is a staff member.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89

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