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Sophia Mirza and Maryam Mirza in trouble over dance contract breach  

02:39 PM | 19 Dec, 2022
Sophia Mirza and Maryam Mirza in trouble over dance contract breach  

SUKKUR – A case of fraud has been registered against actress Sophia Mirza and two others for taking money to perform dance at a wedding event for Rs1.5 million but not showing up at the event. 
 
Local resident Sanaullah Mahessar has registered the case under FIR No. 226/2022 at Police Station A-Section District Sukkur Under Section 154 CR.P.C against Sophia Mirza (real name Khushbakht Mirza), her sister Maryam Mirza and her friend. 
 
According to details of the First Information Report (FIR) and confirmation by the local police investigation officer, Sophia Mirza, Maryam Mirza and her friend took a million rupees in advance to perform dance at the wedding last month at Otaq Guest House in Bairaj Colony Sukkur but not only the dancers didn’t turn up but also issued threats to him later on through gangsters.
 
Sanaullah Mahessar says in his complaint he decided to book the three after meeting the trio at a recently held dance event where Lahore-based Sophia Mirza and Maryam Mirza were the lead performances on Bollywood dance numbers.
 
Sanaullah Mahessar says he made the booking through her friend who arranged meeting with Maryam Mirza and Sophia Mirza (daughters of Muhammad Latif Mirza) where it was agreed that they will do the one-night performance for 1.5 million rupees and will bring other women too with them. 
 
The complainant says: “Trusting them, we gave a million rupees to Maryam Mirza in front of witness Mukhtar Hussain, son of Ghulam Farid Soomro, and Muhammad Waris, son of Muhammad Ayyub Mirani, resident of Sharafabad Sukkur. We decided that further payment will be made on the day of the programme. On the day of the marriage program, they all did not come. We kept calling but they did not respond.”

He complained that on 27 November 2022 an unknown woman and five men came to meet him at 1715 hours 5 at the agreed place of meeting. “Three of them pointed pistols at us and said to us if you demand money from Maryam Mirza and Khushbakht Mirza then you will meet a very bad fate. They threatened to beat us to death and left the house in a white color car while shouting abuse. I have appeared at the police station after consulting with my elders, I claim that legal action should be taken against the culprits,” said the complainant.

Sophia Mirza has been in the news recently over her dispute with her ex-husband. It recently emerged that she was helped by Shahzad Akbar, the former accountability chief of Imran Khan, to register fake cases against her ex-husband Umar Farooq Zahoor who lives in Dubai. Sophia Mirza has claimed she wants to take back the couple’s two teenage daughters but the daughters told the media they were brought up by their father and are living happily with him.

Sophia Mirza has been linked with many scandals in recent years. It was previously reported that she had also stabbed her husband in Dubai in 2007 and she has never returned to the country even since.

Mujtaba Ali Shah is Daily Pakistan's UK Bureau Chief and Reporter. He reports regularly on Pakistani community news reports from London. He writes for the Daily Pakistan news and reports for the digital properties of Daily Pakistan. He has previously worked as reporter for Geo News, Daily Jang, Neo News and Ausaf Newspaper. He can be reached at mujtaba.shah@dailypakistan.com.pk.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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