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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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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 24 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.2 for buying and 296.2 for selling while British Pound hovers at 339.5 for buying, and 343 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.25. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.2 296.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 339.5 343
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.25 73.95
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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