Kishwar Naheed rejects certain slogans of Aurat March, receives backlash

02:10 PM | 13 Mar, 2019
Kishwar Naheed rejects certain slogans of Aurat March, receives backlash
LAHORE - Kishwar Naheed is no new name to Pakistan. She is one of the first few women that come to mind when we speak of feminism. She has 12 volumes of her poetry published from both Pakistan and India. Her Urdu poetry has also been published in foreign languages all over the world. Her famous poem 'We Sinful Women', affectionately referred to as a women’s anthem among Pakistani feminists, gave its title to a groundbreaking anthology of contemporary Urdu feminist poetry, translated and edited by Rukhsana Ahmad and published in London by The Women's Press in 1991.

Naheed's comments on the Aurat March that took place on International Women's day last week were presented at the Sindh Aurat Tanzeem celebration of Women's Day. Naheed was vocal about the way slogans were put up at the march. She believes that values should not be forgotten while advocating for rights. She printed out various slogans that she did not approve of, such as, "Khana main garam karoongi, tum bistar khud garam karlo", "Lo baith gayi sahi se" and "Main awara hoon".

Check out her point of view here.

Twitter is exploding with responses against Naheed's statement as various people feel disappointed in her point of view keeping in mind that she is a feminist in fact.




Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 22, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.7 917.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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