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Ustad Allah Rakha's daughter Roohi Bano disappears from Lahore

12:29 AM | 9 Nov, 2018
Ustad Allah Rakha's daughter Roohi Bano disappears from Lahore
LAHORE -  A well-known actress of her time, winner of ‘Lux Style Unilever Chairman’s Lifetime Achievement Award’ and daughter of Indian tabla maestro Allah Rakha, Roohi Bano has reportedly disappeared.

The former actress had been suffering from a mental disorder for a long time and she could not be found at the Fountain House, Lahore’s mental health institute, or her house located in Gulberg area of the metropolis.

Roohi Bano was well-educated and a presidential award-winning actress but she was suffered from several issues throughout her life. She had issues in her marital life and her only son, Ali, was also murdered.

According to doctors, she had been suffering from schizophrenia. She had been visiting Fountain House for treatment, where a room was dedicated to her.

Doctors said Bano’s sister took her home a year ago. Her sister, Rubina, was living in Bano’s house in Gulberg.

But Rubina and other residents expressed ignorance over the former actress' disappearance and her whereabouts.

Pakistan-born daughter of Indian tabla maestro Allah Rakha had been fallen on hard times, grappling with psychological problems and living in solitude since her only son was murdered eight years ago.

Roohi Bano, the half-sister of acclaimed musician/tabla maestro Zakir Hussain, was back in the news recently after thieves stole Rs 1 million and some valuables from her house in Gulberg area of Lahore.

A star of TV serials made in the 1970s and 1980s, Bano lost her only son Ali when he was shot dead in 2005 under mysterious circumstances at the age of 20.

Since then, she was living alone, battling medical and psychological problems. According to a report, Bano's mental state was deteriorated as she was unable to speak clearly or coherently.

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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