YouTuber Shahveer Jafry under fire for 'choking' prank on wife

03:54 PM | 19 Apr, 2023
YouTuber Shahveer Jafry under fire for 'choking' prank on wife
Source: Twitter

Social media users are outraged at YouTuber Shahveer Jafry for his recent TikTok video that features a "choking" prank on his wife.

The video shows Jafry attempting to smother his wife with a pillow, and then getting angry when he fails to do so.

Netizens criticized the content of the video, calling it ridiculous and dangerous, especially in a country where women are victims of gender-based violence (GBV) and domestic violence.

Founder of Soul Sisters Pakistan, Kanwal Ahmed, said that famous YouTubers find it "funny" to make a reel around choking your wife, adding that this type of joke is very triggering for actual victims of GBV.

Ahmed stressed that such pranks should not be defended or normalized and that content creators have a responsibility to be mindful of the impact their actions may have on their audience. Many other users found the content "disgusting" and "shocking."

The writer is a staff member.


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

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

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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