Pakistan names jury to nominate film for Oscars

01:18 PM | 6 Sep, 2023
Pakistan names jury to nominate film for Oscars

The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee (PASC) has officially unveiled the names of its committee members who will nominate Pakistan's Best Foreign Language Film for 2024 Oscars.

The committee led by Chairman Mo Naqvi includes acclaimed actors Fawad Khan and Ahmed Ali Akbar. Apart from Khan and Akbar, revered writer and Bailey's prize nominee Fatima Bhutto and filmmakers Bilal Lashari and Saim Sadiq have been named as part of the committee.

The committee added actress Nadia Afghan; event director, producer and activist Frieha Altaf; filmmaker and co-founder of the Documentary Association of Pakistan Haya Fatima; award-winning documentary filmmaker, journalist and cultural critic Madeeha Syed and award-winning producer, director and editor Mehreen Jabbar to pick Pakistan's official Oscar entry.

In 2022, Pakistan's official entry for the Oscar's Best Foreign Language Film category was Saim Sadiq's critically acclaimed film Joyland, which also won the Cannes Jury Award at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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