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'Meri Age Meri Marzi' – Iffat Omar claps back at trolls

09:50 PM | 19 Feb, 2024
'Meri Age Meri Marzi' – Iffat Omar claps back at trolls
Source: Iffat Omar (Instagram)

Iffat Omar, a name synonymous with both grace and grit, is a multi-faceted Pakistani artist who has carved her space in the entertainment industry for decades. Known for her acting prowess, modelling career and vocal opinions, she's not one to shy away from challenging societal norms and advocating for change.

With a career spanning decades, Omar has dabbled in both film and television, leaving her mark on projects like "Mohabbat Aag Si" and "Kalasha- A Journey of Hope." 

Recently, Omar joined the fight against ageism in showbiz with a bold and empowering message. 

Taking to Instagram, she shared a vibrant video montage adorned in a pink saree, accompanied by a powerful caption: "Meri age meri marzi (my age my choice) so please go live your life and stop schooling me on how I should act according to my 'age'."

This act of defiance resonates across South Asian entertainment industries, where women often face discrimination based on age. Veteran Pakistani actor Sania Saeed recently highlighted the lack of roles for older women and the wealth of stories they carry. 

Beyond defying ageism, Omar has also addressed linguistic biases within the Pakistani media industry. During a guest appearance on Shehzad Ghias Shaikh's podcast "The Pakistan Experience," she discussed her experiences of being looked down upon for her Punjabi accent and Urdu-speaking skills, despite being a fluent speaker of both languages. This highlights the elitist attitudes that can marginalize individuals based on their linguistic background.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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