Pakistani celebs express disapproval over police operation at Zaman Park

Maheen Khawaja 05:25 PM | 18 Mar, 2023
Pakistani celebs express disapproval over police operation at Zaman Park
Source: Instagram

Several PTI workers were arrested by law enforcement in the capital city of Punjab during a police operation at the Lahore residence of former prime minister Imran Khan who had already departed for Islamabad for his court hearing today.

The operation was carried out as part of an effort to maintain law and order in the area and prevent any untoward incidents from taking place. The authorities have not released any details regarding the charges against the arrested PTI workers, but investigations are said to be underway.

Videos have been broadcasted on the local media, showcasing a large team of the local administration and law enforcement agencies utilizing cranes to clear Zaman Park.

Severa celebrities from Pakistan have taken to various platforms to express their strong disapproval and anger regarding this news. Farhan Saeed tweeted "Is any law in this country? Pehle to phir hosla hotatha army sambhal legi. Please for Pakistan"

Usman Farhat tweeted saying "This is what is happening in Pakistan today, to avoid elections in Pakistan, the whole state machinery is being used to unleash fascism and illegal acts against former Prime Minister Imran Khan."

Armeena Khan tweeted one of the videos where the protestors were also being beaten up by the police with the caption "I’d like to draw your attention to the protestors on the ground. They’re being beaten up despite being unarmed and defenceless."

Haroon Shahid said "Showing their true face!! Cowards of the highest order. Seems like they want to create anarchy. This is going to be another of their miscalculations."

Many other actors took to their Instagram handles and posted stories voicing out against the violence including Dananeer Mobeen, Aiman Khan and Shaveer Jafry's wife, Ayesha Baig.

Maheen Khawaja
Maheen Khawaja

The writer is a staff member.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 23, 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 March 23, 2023 (Thursday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.1 286.15
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 343.5 347
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.4 76.2
Australian Dollar AUD 187 189.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 749.55 757.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207.2
China Yuan CNY 40.91 41.31
Danish Krone DKK 40.77 41.17
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.92 36.27
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 919.22 928.22
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.66 178.66
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 731.97 739.97
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.43 78.13
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 305.12 307.62
Thai Bhat THB 8.19 8.34

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 23 March 2023

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 203,800 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,730.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Karachi PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Islamabad PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Peshawar PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Quetta PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Sialkot PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Attock PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Gujranwala PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Jehlum PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Multan PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Bahawalpur PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Gujrat PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Nawabshah PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Chakwal PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Hyderabad PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Nowshehra PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Sargodha PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Faisalabad PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Mirpur PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350


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