Malala's 'Pakistani accent' at Oscars divides social media users

Noor Fatima 10:10 PM | 15 Mar, 2023
Malala's 'Pakistani accent' at Oscars divides social media users
Source: Malala (Instagram)

Even after becoming the world's youngest Nobel Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai couldn't protect herself from cyberbullying and unsolicited opinions.

The girls education activist recently attended the Academy Awards show — a huge feat for both Yousafzai and Pakistan — and stunned everyone from the audience to social media users. However, not many people rooted for her. Rather, many people criticized her for her accent, particularly her "Pakistani accent". 

As ridiculous as it sounds, the 25-year-old was trolled by Pakistanis themselves for sounding like a Pakistani speaking English. 

The fiasco started when a Twitter user shared her uncalled-for thoughts about Yousafzai speaking English during an interview on the red carpet. As soon as the tweet surfaced online, all hell broke loose, dividing social media users.

The original tweet read, "Even after living in America and marrying an elite British citizen if your spoken English is pathetic then shame on your "training"!   

Zunaira Inam — an Associate Research Analyst at the Institute of Regional Studies —  responded to the viral tweet mocking Yousafzai's accent after her appearance at this year's Academy Awards.

In response, most Twitter users were divided in polarized opinions while some had a neutral stance.

Twitterati went ballistic over Malala being subjected to such conventional and colonial standards of intellect and English language. Many social media users criticized the user for her unsolicitied opinion. 

While many people were critical, there were a bunch who agreed with the user to some extent. 

Yousafzai tied the knot with Asser Malik in 2021. The couple attended the award show together for her short-film Stranger At The Gate.

Noor Fatima

The writer is a staff member.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 5, 2023

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 June 5, 2023 (Monday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 305 308
Euro EUR 322 325
UK Pound Sterling GBP 377 381
U.A.E Dirham AED 82 83
Saudi Riyal SAR 80 81.2
Australian Dollar AUD 202 204
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.24 766.24
Canadian Dollar CAD 228 230
China Yuan CNY 40.18 40.58
Danish Krone DKK 41.16 41.56
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.39 36.74
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2 2.08
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 927 936
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.16 175.16
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 740.5 748.5
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.37 79.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 220 222
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.66
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan | gold price in Pakistan – June 6, 2023

Gold Rate In Pakistan Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 228,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.

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.

Gold Price in Pakistan: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125


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