The entertainment industry in Pakistan, also known as "K-town", has been facing turmoil after Feroze Khan sent defamation notices to several artists for making false and unfounded claims against him.
This has led to a crisis, as the actor publicly shared the legal notices, which also included the personal contact information of his fellow celebrities, causing them to receive unwanted calls and messages.
The defamation notices have been served to Syeda Aliza Sultan, directors Musaddiq Malek and Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, actors Osman Khalid Butt, Mira Sethi, Minal Khan, Aiman Khan, Sarwat Gilani, Yasir Hussain and Farhan Saeed alongside singer Asim Azhar.
- Defamation Legal Notice Has Been Served By My Legal Team To Those For False and Baseless Allegations.— Feroze Khan (@ferozekhaan) January 17, 2023
Sincerely yours; FK
Many have taken to their social media handles to highlight the crisis and slam Feroze. Yasir Hussain has publicly criticised Feroze for sharing his personal contact information, which led to unwanted calls and messages. Hussain shared a series of screenshots on Instagram, detailing how Khan had previously shared and then deleted his phone number on his official Twitter account, calling him a "stupid man" for his actions.
He also posted a star-studded photo on the photo-sharing app which featured several popular celebrities. "A day before my number was leaked! It's surprising that the superstar didn't mention his own wife's name, but shared every other women's details online," read the caption.
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Sarwat Gillani also shared her two cents to highlight the harmful impact of making one's private details public. Taking to Instagram, she posted a picture full of countless spam calls from different unknown numbers.
"It is bizarre and despicable that private information, including phone numbers of various famous individuals has been publicly shared on the absurd pretext of issuing a legal notice to them by Feroze Khan. Not only are such actions clearly illegal but also demonstrate the total lack of maturity to handle matters in a civilised way.”
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Her husband, Fahad Mirza, also took to Instagram to call out Khan, labelling him as a "moron of the highest order."
"Feroze Khan is very vengeful and stupid for adding the personal numbers of all those actors and then making it public." He went on to add, "After this knee-jerk response, he really has proven that he is a moron of the highest order and I am sure whatever his wife says about him must be true."
Stepping to her peers' defence, Meesha Shafi also assured all those being called out for “defamation” that “he’s going to lose in every way in the end.” Without naming names, Shafi shared an Instagram Stories which read,
“Having suffered the most mala fide defamation case, I just want to tell anyone who might be stressing out because of this stupid case that he’s going to lose in every way in the end.”
Pakistani rupee saw marginal improvement against US dollar as it appreciated in the open bank market.
On Thursday, the US dollar moved up and was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.
Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||361.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.63||36.98|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.
On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,600, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs187,420.
Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs200,380, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs191,275 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,950.
In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.
|Lahore||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Karachi||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Quetta||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Attock||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Multan||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|