Momina Mustehsan gets dragged for taking a 'cowardly' stance on Israel-Palestine conflict

11:04 PM | 20 Oct, 2023
Momina Mustehsan gets dragged for taking a 'cowardly' stance on Israel-Palestine conflict
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As the Israeli military offensive in Gaza reaches its fourteenth day, there have been significant developments aimed at addressing the humanitarian crisis.

Notably, Egypt has approved the use of its border crossing to facilitate the delivery of essential humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza. This decision follows a tragic Israeli airstrike on a Gaza hospital, which resulted in loss of 471 lives, according to Palestinian health authorities.

In response to these grim events, mass anti-Israel demonstrations have erupted worldwide, as people from various corners of the globe unite to demand an immediate ceasefire.

The ongoing crisis has drawn the attention of global celebrities, who have been sharing their perspectives. Pakistani artists too have made their voices heard. Among them, renowned singer and songwriter Momina Mustehsan used her platform to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis, but her comments triggered a controversy.

She showed empathy with both her Jewish friends mourning innocent lives lost and the Muslim and Christian communities in Palestine who have endured the loss of countless lives over the years. She questioned the justification for the collective punishment of a besieged and oppressed community, emphasizing that it goes against the principles of humanity.

However, Mustehsan faced backlash from some netizens who accused her of taking a "cowardly" stance to safeguard her international image. They argued that her statement did not effectively raise awareness about the situation in Gaza and criticized her for seemingly supporting one side over the other.

Comparisons were drawn with other celebrities such as Gigi Hadid and Huda Kattan, who have taken a more unequivocal stand in support of Palestine despite facing greater potential threats.

The writer is a staff member.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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