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Intolerant or Incredible? India removes Aamir Khan as brand ambassador

05:11 PM | 7 Jan, 2016
Intolerant or Incredible? India removes Aamir Khan as brand ambassador
NEW DELHI (Web Desk) - The Indian government has removed Aamir Khan as the brand ambassador for the 'Incredible India' promotion.

The government's contract with a creative agency for the 'Incredible India' promotion that featured Aamir Khan has come to an end and a decision will be taken on whether it is to be renewed, culture minister Mahesh Sharma said on Thursday.

The minister said TOI that a payment of Rs2.96 million has been made to the agency and a board will take a decision on the future dealings, Times of India reported.

The Bollywood actor has reportedly welcomed the government's decision, saying: "India will grow to be incredible, with or without me."

Speculation over the Bollywood star's continuance in the 'Incredible India' campaign generated controversy in the social media as he had recently joined the debate over "rising intolerance" saying his wife had wondered whether they should leave the country as she feared for the safety of the family in a climate of insecurity.

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Congress jumped into the fray, with its spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, saying, "Non-renewal of 'Incredibile India' brand ambassador contract of Aamir Khan reflects the petty mindset, parochial approach and intemperate attitude of the Modi government."

"Dissent and difference of opinion have become anathema to the Modi regime, be it of artists, thinkers, writers, scientists or political activists," Surjewala said.

The writer is a member of the staff.

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US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 20 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 20, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.85 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.70.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.85 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.7 74.42
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65

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