Sajal Aly shares her two cents on Pakistani elections

10:34 PM | 10 Feb, 2024
 Sajal Aly shares her two cents on Pakistani elections
Source: Sajal Aly (Instagram)

Pakistani actress Sajal Aly took to Instagram Stories today, wading into the emotionally charged discourse surrounding the country's elections. Acknowledging the "many twists and turns" unfolding in the political arena, she used her platform to amplify both concerns and a flickering hope for the future.

"There have been many changes since the night till now," Aly declared in Urdu, punctuating her message with a clapping emoji. This brief statement hinted at the dynamic and volatile nature of the elections, leaving room for individual interpretation and sparking further discussion among her followers.

Next, she shared Laga Reh Shehzad's powerful song "Roy," a poignant commentary on Pakistan's political landscape, social injustices, and the struggles of its people. Tagging the artist, she said, "Your concern was accurate. Sad," acknowledging the song's prescience and lamenting the ongoing issues it highlighted.

Despite the turmoil, Aly unearthed a glimmer of optimism. "However, the good news is that today, the entire nation is concerned about the nation," she wrote. "Keep at it!" This message resonated strongly, emphasizing the increased political awareness and activism among the citizenry. It highlighted a nation unified in its demand for positive change, its voice rising above the sociopolitical noise.

By sharing her thoughts and emotions, Aly joined a chorus of voices demanding a better future for Pakistan. 

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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