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Fans express outrage over Tere Bin marital rape scene

10:41 PM | 20 May, 2023
Fans express outrage over Tere Bin marital rape scene
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If you've been active on social media lately, there's one hashtag that has been dominating the internet. Yumna Zaidi and Wahaj Ali's latest project, Tere Bin, initially received praise from many, but now it is facing criticism for its 'unnecessary plot twist'.

In episode 46 of this popular drama, viewers witnessed a disturbing scene where Ali's character, Murtasim, seemingly forces himself on his wife Meerab (Zaidi) as the episode concludes. Additionally, the promo for the next episode suggests that Tere Bin will delve into the theme of marital rape. This sudden change in a beloved character has caused shockwaves among the drama's fanbase.

Numerous individuals have voiced their concerns, calling out the show and its writer for the unnecessary deterioration of Murtasim's character arc. However, the writer has now responded to the criticism.

In an interview with Arab News, Nooran Makhdoom, the writer of Tere Bin, explained, "It's a situation that was necessary for the plot to reach its climax. If the audience doesn't understand it, I can't change it. It's just a drama. They should wait for the complete story to unfold instead of fixating on each episode."

Makhdoom also revealed that neither the content team nor the production house objected to the new storyline. "It's not like this is the first time something like this has been shown on screen," she added. "It's just that this project has gained significant recognition, leading to strong reactions to the recent twist."

Furthermore, Makhdoom shared that the controversial spitting and slapping scene in the previous episode was not part of the original script and was improvised during filming. Nevertheless, she stands by the scene and the script, stating, "If we consider social responsibility, I created a story and I stand by it. Similar occurrences are not uncommon in our industry."

It's worth noting that in the past, the popular show Ranjha Ranjha Kardi, featuring Imran Ashraf and Iqra Aziz, also faced criticism for including marital rape.

The backlash against Tere Bin's upcoming episode has led to social media users expressing their anger and reservations.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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