WATCH — Maulana Tariq Jamil's son reflects on his relationship with his father

08:22 PM | 20 Sep, 2023
Maulana Tariq Jamil Yousaf Jamil

Son of revered Pakistani cleric, Maulana Tariq Jamil (MTJ) and Vice Chairman of MTJ Foundation, Yousaf Jamil, sat down with Hafiz Ahmed to shed light on his father's personal life and journey.

The host began with a general analysis of clerics' children possessing a rebellious nature and avoiding following their parent's footsteps, and then asked Yousaf why did he decide to step into the same field as his father?

Yousaf laid out the background and explained how clerics, when they reach a certain time in their spiritual journey, have this passion to lead their children into the same path. Despite the good intentions, the “execution of this effort is problematic,” Yousaf noted.

“The stern behaviour and pressure sprouts rebellion,” Yousaf added. “The reason why I never acted out is because of my father. He has introduced this largely forgotten concept into the religious circle to treat children with respect and allow them to make their own decisions.”

Speaking of the general notion around clerics asking donations and funds or venturing into business, the host and guest agreed that religious figures are criticized for both.

“We, as a society, have a negative mindset which is very unfortunate. If we become positive, everyone's problems would vanish,” Yousaf opined.

Speaking of MTJ Foundation, its vision and background, Yousaf shared, “Maulana previously helped people spiritually but, this Foundation will facilitate those in need physically. The Foundation is new but the idea and vision dates back to four decades.”

Speaking of the recent criticism on social media regarding MTJ's association with a housing society and rumors of him gaining hundreds of millions from the housing venture, Yousaf clarified that no such statement is true. He also emphasized the influence of social media platforms — though “revolutionary” — seeping deep into the minds of people who would believe anything that comes across without checking facts.

The backlash on MTJ took its own toll on his health. Yousaf revealed that the cleric spends the Holy month of Ramadan without any health complications disrupting his fast or Taraweeh.

“He fully enjoys the holy month,” Yousaf added.

The host then segued into a “candid conversation” and asked Yousaf about his personal life.

“We're 5 siblings in total —3 brothers and 2 sisters,” Yousaf revealed. He also shared how MTJ never coerced either of his children to become a cleric. “I followed my father's footsteps, my younger brother runs an industry, and the youngest is pursuing business,” Yousaf shared.

Talking about MTJ's marriage, Yousaf humorously shared that “people would tell their family instead of inquiring” that their father has 4 wives.

Yousaf also shared that he has a love marriage which was his own decision divorced of any influence or pressure from his elders, adding that this was the first time in their family that someone got married according to their own will.

Yousaf then shared how MTJ Foundation evolved into a brand and expanded into different fields with success, and that it will be available to everyone all over Pakistan.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 10 Dec 2023

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Sunday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.

Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.4 285.95
Euro EUR 307 310
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 755.82 763.82
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.82 40.22
Danish Krone DKK 41.14 41.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.37 36.72
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.14 931.14
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.82 61.42
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.33 177.33
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.12 26.42
Omani Riyal OMR 738.71 741.76
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.07 78.77
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.32 27.62
Swiss Franc CHF 324.5 327
Thai Bhat THB 8.08 8.23

Gold price drops in Pakistan; Check out today gold rates here

Gold prices decreased in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 10 December 2023

On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs216,300, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs185,450.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs198,274, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs189,263 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,225 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Sunday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Karachi PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Islamabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Peshawar PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Quetta PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Sialkot PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Attock PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Gujranwala PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Jehlum PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Multan PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Bahawalpur PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Gujrat PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Nawabshah PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Chakwal PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Hyderabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Nowshehra PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Sargodha PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Faisalabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Mirpur PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486


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