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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 against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 1, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 1, 2024 (Friday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.32 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 353 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 1, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.32 282.35
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.4 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.43 174.43
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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