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Egyptian actress to face trial for 'promoting' porn

06:28 PM | 12 Oct, 2015
Egyptian actress to face trial for 'promoting' porn
CAIRO (Web Desk) - Egyptian actress Entissar is going to face trial for promoting adult movies. Nasr City Misdemeanor Court has set November 10 for her first hearing.

Entissar, known for her comic roles in TV serials, sparked a controversy during a TV show after she encouraged young men to watch adult movies.

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She advocated that young people who cannot afford steep marriage costs should resort to watching such films.

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The 44-year-old actress was speaking in a TV show last week and said such films can be useful for men, especially those who have no pre-marriage experience.

Her video on porn has been watched on YouTube over 1.5 million times in a matter of days. The show is presented by three women, including Entissar.

The comedian says she is not afraid of the consequences as she believes she did not say anything wrong, the Emirates247 reports.

Al Bawaba reports that Entissar has admitted to have watched such adult films.

Her remarks have brought her under fervent criticisms from common people and clerics alike.

In recent years, sex crimes have increased in Egypt, prompting the government to toughen penalties against offenders.

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A UN report released in 2013 found that 99.3 per cent of women in Egypt have experienced some form of sexual harassment.

Several groups have filed lawsuits against her.

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A pro-government group, calling itself 'Who Loves Egypt' has lodged a legal complaint with the country’s chief prosecutor, requesting Entissar be questioned for allegedly inciting debauchery, an offence punishable by up to one year in prison.

No legal action has been taken against the actress.

Entissar was trending on social media following her comments. Her views garnered varied responses on social media and opened a flood gate of debates.

The writer is a member of the staff.

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Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 21 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 21, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro moved up to 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.80
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739 747.8
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.53 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.65 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72

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