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Injustice and evil that exists in the society, Saba Qamar talks about Cheekh

Urooj Tarar 12:30 PM | 10 Jan, 2019
Injustice and evil that exists in the society, Saba Qamar talks about Cheekh
Education/awareness through entertainment has been arguably one of the most debated topics in the industry.  Though there are opposing views, Tv and films are very good mediums to spread the message and create awareness. When the teasers for Cheekh were released, they instantly caught our attention and left us craving for more.

Though brilliant, the teasers didn't reveal much about the storyline of drama. It wasn't until after the first episode was released that the actual plot of drama was revealed.

The first episode of Cheekh was something of an amalgam of extraordinary, mediocrity and surprise. It began like any other drama, the establishment, and introduction of the cast wasn't that subtle and at times there were hints of over-acting. The story proceeds and just when we became familiar with characters and started enjoying the drama, it took the most surprising, dark turn and left us shocked. The ending was so powerful, so tragic that we couldn't move for a good two minutes.

Though we were already in love with Manat's Chulbuly Harkat, her caring and loving nature in the beginning of the first episode, the tragic ending made us realize that we still have to see the best of Saba. Is she going to get to the bottom of Nayab's death? Is she going to fight for justice? Is she going to emerge as a hero we always wanted?

Saba was kind enough to answer some of these questions. According to her Cheekh is all about the injustice that exists in the society and the ill practice of suppressing the voices of reason. "Cheekh will give everyone the courage, power, and determination to speak up for themselves and stand up against injustice," she said.

The drama isn't particularly about misogyny, as was predicted by many, and doesn't just encourages women to stand up. There are different aspects to it - misogyny being one. Cheekh so beautifully covers all the parallels of injustice that exists in the society and doesn't discriminate on the basis of gender or power.

"Cheekh's plot focuses on the injustices faced by women, which are caused by certain men and women of our society. Also, I believe that my character in Cheekh has stood up against injustice for both men and women, as injustice is an issue faced by both men and women of our society. There are many instances where people are forced to accept the injustice and not raise their voices against it. My character in Cheekh is fighting and striving for justice, she's fighting any person who stops her from doing what's right. When you watch sandy, you will notice that her fight is not just with the men but also the women who chose to accept the injustice instead of fighting against it. XYZ questions every situation and every character who's forcing her to accept/adopt the morally unacceptable."

Although both men and women are victims of injustice in society, women are more oppressed and thus continue to suffer while keeping quiet. Cheekh encourages them to stand up for themselves and speak.

"Cheekh will give courage to the women of our society to stand up for their rights. It will urge women to raise their voices against injustice, as it is imperative to empower our voices if we want to eradicate it. This is imperative as I believe it will assist in eradicating this issue."

Although all the characters in Cheekh are equally powerful and important, Saba's character is most intriguing. To go from a Hunsmukh larki and become a advocate for what's morally right is nothing short of a challenge. We're excited to see how our Baghi girl complete this emotionally exhausting journey and what turn the drama takes now.

Urooj Tarar
Urooj Tarar

Editor - Daily Pakistan Lifestyle.

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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 February 4, 2023 (Saturday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.9 283.2
Euro EUR 300.98 301.58
UK Pound Sterling GBP 337.01 337.71
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 189 192
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 200 202.2
China Yuan CNY 39.67 39.73
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.30

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,200 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,930.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Karachi PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Islamabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Peshawar PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Quetta PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sialkot PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Attock PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujranwala PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Jehlum PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Multan PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Bahawalpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujrat PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nawabshah PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Chakwal PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Hyderabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nowshehra PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sargodha PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Faisalabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Mirpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430

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