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Veteran musician Mekaal Hasan’s studio gutted in Lahore fire

03:00 PM | 6 Jul, 2022
Veteran musician Mekaal Hasan’s studio gutted in Lahore fire
Source: Mekaal Hasan (Instagram)

LAHORE – A massive fire reduced an iconic studio owned by veteran musician Mekaal Hasan to ashes in Punjab’s capital on Tuesday evening. 

A team of fire brigade reached the studio located at Waris Road within ten minutes after receiving the information but it was too late as the blaze has gutted all instrument and infrastructure. 

Hasan and his team members also rushed to their lives when the fire erupted due to an electric circuit, reports said.  

The musician told media that the damages would roughly cost between Rs100-200 million, but vowed to rebuild the music facility by launching a donation campaign. 

Mekaal Hasan said that he had approached all the artists, including Atif Aslam, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Fawad Khan and Zulfi, who have been associated with the studio, to get donations for the studio. 

He recalled that hi studio launched several renowned singers and musicians since it was established in 1995 as Digital Fidelity studio. 

The music facility emerged as the backbone of the Pakistani music industry in the 90s era. 

Junoon, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Jal, Noori, Zeb & Haniya, Fariha Parvez, and Coven are the big names that have recorded their albums at the studio, which also played a key role in polishing various artists in their struggling times. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
 
26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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