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First look of Shoaib Sultan's 'Gunjal' is out now!

10:24 PM | 15 Apr, 2023
First look of Shoaib Sultan's 'Gunjal' is out now!
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Filmmaker Shoaib Sultan has surprised audiences with the announcement of his upcoming film Gunjal, which deals with the serious topic of child labour and the murder of child activist Iqbal Masih in 1990s Pakistan.

Starring Ahmed Ali Akbar, Resham, and Aamna Ilyas in lead roles, the movie follows the journey of journalist Shahbaz Bhatti as he investigates the tragic incident.

The poster for the film features Ahmed Ali Akbar in a serious and intense look, holding a brown leather bag, indicating he may be the journalist investigating the case. The film, produced by Nighat Akbar Shah of Adur Productions, also features Samiya Mumtaz and Ahmed Ali Butt.

The film's official social media account unveiled a poster on Friday, which showcased Ahmed Ali Akbar's first look with the caption "Get ready for a powerful and emotional journey unlike any other with Gunjal (Entangled)! Starring @ahmedaliakbarofficial , @therealresham , @aamnailyas , and Syed Muhammad Ali, this film is based on true events and follows journalist Shahbaz Bhatti as he investigates the murder of child activist Irfan Masih in 1990s Pakistan. Directed by @shoaibsultan007 and produced by @nighatakbarshah . With its themes of human rights, justice, and hope, Gunjal (Entangled) is a must-see for all who believe in making a difference. Keep an eye out for its release date and get ready to be moved!""

The story of Iqbal Masih, who was forced into debt slavery in a carpet factory at the tender age of five, is a tragic reminder of the harsh reality of child labour. Despite his young age, Iqbal managed to escape from slavery and went on to help other children in similar situations. He became a powerful symbol of the fight against child labour, but his life was cut short when he was brutally murdered at the age of 12.

The film Gunjal, directed by Shoaib Sultan and starring Ahmed Ali Akbar, Resham, and Aamna Ilyas in lead roles, brings Iqbal Masih's story to the big screen. The film is based on true events and follows journalist Shahbaz Bhatti as he investigates the murder of Iqbal Masih in 1990s Pakistan.

Gunjal is a powerful and emotional journey that deals with themes of human rights, justice, and hope. The makers of the film have described it as a "must-see" for all who believe in making a difference. Produced by Nighat Akbar Shah of Adur Productions, the film promises to be a moving tribute to Iqbal Masih and his fight against child labour.

On the work front, Akbar was recently seen in Munkir, Yeh Raha Dil, Phir Wohi Mohabbat, Tajdeed e Wafa, Ehd E Wafa and Parizaad.

The writer is a staff member.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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