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Ushna Shah defends her stance on forgiveness for Feroze Khan

11:59 PM | 9 Apr, 2023
Ushna Shah defends her stance on forgiveness for Feroze Khan
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Pakistani actress Ushna Shah had publicly apologised to the "uninvited" photographer who breached her privacy at her Nikah ceremony and gained sympathy from all those criticising her wedding dress.

The actress took no time to besmirch herself with intransigence about forgiving her Habs co-star Feroze Khan, who has been accused of domestic abuse by his ex-wife Syeda Aliza Sultan. The gesture was not met with a positive response.

Shah, 33, believes that her actions do not warrant a justification and suggested people to go about their business.

The actors were recently spotted together, hinting that they have revived their friendship.

The Bashar Momin famed actress had initially tweeted in support of Sultan and her children, but now she has changed her stance and is quite unapologetic about her decision — just like she was about her Mughal era inspired wedding look.

Social media users, however, did not buy the Mere Khwabon Ka Diya star's story about Khan and criticised her through and through for which she sent out a statement to clear the air once and for all.

The Ab Kar Meri Rafugari star had enough of the trolling and took to Instagram to share her thoughts. She wrote, "This Ramzan, I've stood up to a powerful corporation in solidarity with a woman who lost her father to them. I've stood up for a friend taken into custody unjustly. And I've urged people to not abuse an ex colleague who allegedly wronged a woman, to a point where we might lose him like we lost Amir Liaquat- I have urged people not go to the other end of extreme from which there is no turning back, for I have seen what social media does; the punishment of stealing may be chopping hands, we tend to chop heads. The backlash at my choice to wear the supposed "Indian style lehenga" and dance at my own wedding, was prime example."

"So when hundreds of thousands of people abuse a person for whatever they allegedly did and abuse their family relentlessly, day and night, non-stop. I know what that can do and it isn't fair punishment. What I stand for is as per my own conscience. I'm allowed my own introspection, even if it faces backlash. I don't have to adhere to the extreme right or left. I won't apologise for it. I am not an "abuser sympathiser", I am a human sympathiser, and I don't believe in killing people for a crime that doesn't warrant an execution, even if the alleged criminal was found guilty," added the Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain actress.

"I've had enough of faceless mob-justice, the world has become too ugly and toxic, from the extreme conservative end to the extreme woke end. I have a voice, I will lend it to any cause I see fit, be it animals, be it women who are allegedly wronged, be it actors who passed away and deserved (and vocally expected) more recognition from the people I work for, be it alleged wrong-doers who are being punished too extremely. This is how I am wired, this is how I can face myself and my God. If my voice bothers the world, don't make news out of it. I will not sell out my conscience," Shah concluded.

Apart from the blockbuster drama serial Habs, Khan and Shah worked in Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain (season 2, episode 25). 

The writer is a staff member.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
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 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89

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