Pemra serves notice to Coke Studio, Salman Ahmad over indecent content

Zeeshan Iftakhar 07:52 PM | 20 Aug, 2017
Pemra serves notice to Coke Studio, Salman Ahmad over indecent content
PEMRA has served a notice to Coke Studio over its failure to censor the carnage that was version 2.0 of Sayonee.

Salman Ahmad has also been served a notice by the regulatory body but he has additionally been charged with Qatl-e-Am of a melody close to every Pakistani's heart.

Here is a video of his arrest:

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Sayonee 2.0 has been described as cringeworthy at best and subsequently, the torches and pitchforks are out, with fans demanding a change in management. We are not far from the time when ‘Yeh Bik Gayi Hai Gormint’ is replaced with ‘Yaar Rohail Hyatt hee sahi tha’ as the most frequently used sentence in Pakistan.

While state regulatory bodies have been oft-criticized for their heavy handed approach when dealing with the arts, public outrage suggests that PEMRA actually went soft on these guys.

The release of the song as part of Coke Studios 10th season has shocked Twitter to the extent that no one noticed Ali Sethi's appearance as the tin man (with Tourette’s) from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ as well as Ali Zafar's unfortunate attempt to look like Jack Sparrow.

You will remember this as the day you were serenaded by 'ghareebon ka Jack Sparrow'

Salman Ahmad surely owes everyone an apology for ruining Sayonee for all the listeners of Coke Studio but perhaps the most aggrieved in this situation may be Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. It is unclear how Salman Ahmad persuaded him that he could emulate the iconic performance of Ali Azmat but it is clear who has suffered the most from this.

Critics of Coke Studio have cited Sayonee as a symptom of the declining standard of Coke Studio. Perhaps one of the positives that we can take from the second episode is that it made the first episode look good and an optimist like me can only appreciate season 10 for making season 9 bearable. Over to you, Pepsi.

Zeeshan Iftakhar
Zeeshan Iftakhar

Zeeshan Iftakhar is a student of Law at LUMS and a keen admirer of qeemay walay naan.


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 January 28, 2023 (Saturday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 263.9 266.15
Euro EUR 275.75 278.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 313 316
U.A.E Dirham AED 69.75 70.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 67.25 67.9
Australian Dollar AUD 178.5 180.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 644.19 652.19
Canadian Dollar CAD 187.5 189.70
China Yuan CNY 35.71 36.11
Danish Krone DKK 35.38 35.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 30.94 31.29
Indian Rupee INR 2.97 3.08
Japanese Yen JPY 2.50 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 793.10 802.15
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 57.02 57.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 156.69 158.69
Norwegians Krone NOK 24.46 24.76
Omani Riyal OMR 629.39 637.39
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 66.54 67.24
Singapore Dollar SGD 184.38 186.38
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 23.81
Swiss Franc CHF 263.01 265.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.38 7.53

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs204,100 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,990.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs157,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 178,500.

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 204,100 PKR 2,220
Karachi PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Islamabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Peshawar PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Quetta PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Sialkot PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Attock PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Gujranwala PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Jehlum PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Multan PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Bahawalpur PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Gujrat PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Nawabshah PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Chakwal PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Hyderabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Nowshehra PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Sargodha PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Faisalabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Mirpur PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220


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