Sarmad Khoosat wins American award for Kamli

09:49 PM | 6 Dec, 2023
Sarmad Khoosat
Source: Sarmad Khoosat (Instagram)

Pakistani director, Sarmad Khoosat, is winning awards even at the end of 2023. The actor-cum-director won big in the American capital recently. The 44-year-old actor 2022 film Kamli garnered him the Best Director award at the DC South Asian Film Festival.

DC South Asian Film Festival is an acclaimed annual cultural event in the Washington, D.C. calendar, featuring the year's best additions to global alternative cinema from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and Sri Lanka. 

The Shashlik star took to Instagram to announce his achievement and shared a picture of the award.

However, this isn’t the first time the critically acclaimed film and its ensemble cast won accolades. In November, Kamli achieved a historic milestone at the Minsk International Film Festival, securing three prestigious awards. 

Saba Qamar secured the Best Actor Award, Khoosat earned the Best Director Award and the film received the Viewers’ Choice accolade at the renowned Listapad festival, the largest film festival in Belarus. 

Earlier in Mississauga, Canada, veteran actor Sania Saeed, who played the pivotal role of Sakina in Kamli, was awarded Best Actress at Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival (MISAFF). Aside from Qamar, Saeed and Omair Rana, the film stars Nimra Bucha, Adeel Afzal, Iman Shahid, and marked Hamza Khawaja’s debut.

The writer is a staff member.


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
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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