Ghulam Ali makes exception for Lucknow on Indian request

05:45 PM | 5 Nov, 2015
Ghulam Ali makes exception for Lucknow on Indian request
LUCKNOW (Web Desk) - Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali, who had announced plans to scrap his upcoming concerts in India, has agreed to perform at the Lucknow Mahotsav on December 3, Lucknow district administration said on Thursday.

Ghulam Ali, who was scheduled to perform in Delhi on November 8, cancelled his forthcoming shows on Wednesday, saying he did not want to get involved in any kind of politics.

Read more: Ghulam Ali’s concert cancelled in New Delhi

The Lucknow Mahotsava Samiti, however, spoke to the singer’s son later in the day and got a confirmation, The Hindu reported.

“The Lucknow Mahotsava Samiti talked to Ghulam Ali’s son Aamir last night at about 10.30 p.m. and he has confirmed that on Dec 3, Ali will perform in Mahotsava here,” District Magistrate, Rajshekhar told PTI.

“He will send the confirmation on his letter head along with a video message”, he added.

The 74-year-old singer’s son Aamir had earlier said his father did not want to perform after what happened in Mumbai where his scheduled concert last month was cancelled following Shiv Sena’s threat to disrupt it.

“The November 8 concert (in Delhi) is not happening now. After what happened in Mumbai, we don’t want to take any risk. The atmosphere should be right for music. We don’t want to get involved in any kind of politics. So much is happening there, it would not be right for us to come at this time,” Aamir had said.

The singer was invited to perform in Delhi by the Aam Aadmi Party government after his show could not take place in Mumbai.

Besides AAP government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had also extended an invite to the ghazal maestro to perform in Kolkata.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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