Amid all the hype about Independence Day celebrations, Pakistani actress Momina Iqbal stood resolute, choosing not to partake in the lavish dress spectacle that often accompanies the occasion.
While fellow showbiz personalities showcased opulent attires to the delight of their fans on social media, Momina boldly took to Instagram to share her perspective. In a story, she expressed, "I don't want to be a part of this expensive dress competition, sorry."
However, her declaration was more than just a refusal to participate in a sartorial show. Her words resonated with a deeper resonance, as she posed thought-provoking questions about the state of the nation and the true essence of freedom. "What kind of country, what kind of freedom?" she exclaimed, highlighting the unsettling reality of lawlessness that seems to prevail in the country.
"Forgive me, but I didn't want to be a part of this fancy dress competition. What type of country it is, what type of freedom it's. Look around once, for God's sake. Sisters and daughters are not safe. Law is being taken into hand at will and decisions are being made. You can kill, rape and threaten -- there's no accountability. Normally, no one has time in this country, but they have time for blowing horns and dramatics. People come out in support of others, but they don't come out for their own rights in this country," she said.
On the work front, Iqbal is currently ruling the hearts of the audience with her impressive performance in Samjhota.
Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Sunday.
On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.
Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.37||36.72|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.33||177.33|
Gold prices decreased in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.
On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs216,300, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs185,450.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs198,274, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs189,263 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,225 for each tola.
In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Sunday.
|Lahore||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Karachi||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Islamabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Peshawar||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Quetta||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Sialkot||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Attock||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Gujranwala||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Jehlum||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Multan||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Gujrat||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Nawabshah||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Chakwal||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Hyderabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Nowshehra||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Sargodha||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Faisalabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Mirpur||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|