Pakistani celebrities condemn police brutality in Lahore's Zaman Park

Noor Fatima 10:01 PM | 8 Mar, 2023
Pakistani celebrities condemn police brutality in Lahore's Zaman Park

In a shocking turn of events, Punjab police subjected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers to water cannons and tear gas to disrupt a protest rally by supporters of the country’s former prime minister Imran Khan in Zaman Park, Lahore. A huge number of people were arrested for defying the government ban on holding rallies while Ali Bilal, a Khan supporter, was killed.

While the internet is flying into fits of rage and millions of people condemning the brutal acts calling it nothing but fascism, Lollywood celebrities came forward to share their thoughts on the chaos currently engulfing one of the major cities of Pakistan over political instability.

For background context, Pakistan had been going through many political crises between the opposition and the ruling government. The then Prime Minister, Imran Khan — now opposition leader — was ousted in a no-confidence vote in Parliament last April. Khan has claimed on several occasions that his removal was illegal, also demanding early parliamentary elections. However, Khan's successor, Shehbaz Sharif, has dismissed any demands. 

Celebrities including Farhan Saeed, Shagufta Ejaz, and Reema Khan have condemned the savagery PTI supporters have been subjected to by none other than the local police. 

The Suno Chanda famed actor-singer Farhan Saeed tweeted, "What’s happening at #Zamanpark is disgusting , embarrassing and dangerous. It’s turning into a jungle and no one is stopping, in fact everyone seems to be part of it . What does a normal citizen supposed to think ? who just wants his country to progress? Who hijacked us & when?

Accomplished actress Shagufta Ejaz also tweeted in support of PTI supporters, and condemned police brutality. 

Veteran actress Reema Khan also went ballistic upon witnessing the violence committed by Lahore Police on the people.

Imran Khan earlier planned to kick off his party's campaign for elections in Pakistan's most populous Punjab province and the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province from the Lahore rally today but has now called off his rally.

Noor Fatima

The writer is a staff member.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 6, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on June 06, 2023 (Tuesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 304.9 308.15
Euro EUR 322 325
UK Pound Sterling GBP 377 381
U.A.E Dirham AED 83.5 84.5
Saudi Riyal SAR 80.5 81.5
Australian Dollar AUD 202 204
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.82 766.80
Canadian Dollar CAD 226 230
China Yuan CNY 40.28 40.68
Danish Krone DKK 41.03 41.43
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.4 36.75
Indian Rupee INR 3.46 3.57
Japanese Yen JPY 2 2.08
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.2 934.2
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.16 175.16
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.88 26.18
Omani Riyal OMR 742.38 750.38
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.38 79.08
Singapore Dollar SGD 220 222
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.66
Swiss Franc CHF 313.87 316.37
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan | gold price in Pakistan – June 6, 2023

Gold Rate In Pakistan Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 228,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Gold Price in Pakistan: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125


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