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Pakistani artist Salman Toor features in TIME100 Next list

08:16 PM | 19 Feb, 2021
Pakistani artist Salman Toor features in TIME100 Next list

Pakistani-born American artist Salman Toor make it to TIME100 Next list, making the country proud.

Born in Lahore and currently residing in New York, Toor has been featured it the prestigious list which represents emerging leaders who are shaping the future.

Taking to his Instagram handle, Salman expressed gratitude for the honour, "Super excited to be included in TIME100 Next 2021 among emerging leaders who are shaping the future," he wrote.

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The publication lauded Toor's brilliance and penned, "Toor, who was born in Lahore, Pakistan, and lives in New York City, has made his career subverting the styles of old paintings by centering openly queer men of South Asian descent in an attempt to, as he says in the audio guide for The Star, “play with the idea” of societal norms."

"Now more people than ever are paying attention: the artist recently secured his first solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, which will be on display through April 2021.", it further added.

Recently, the talent powerhouse made headlines when he sold his painting in the United States at a whopping $822,000, probably the highest ever for a Pakistani artist. 

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 13 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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