British-Pakistani boxer's wife Faryal Makhdoom threatened for posting against Israel

03:49 PM | 21 Oct, 2023
British-Pakistani boxer's wife Faryal Makhdoom threatened for posting against Israel
Source: Instagram

Faryal Makhdoom, a YouTube celebrity and the wife of former British boxer Amir Khan, recently revealed that she received threats due to her support for Palestine.

She shared a screenshot of a threatening message sent via WhatsApp from an anonymous Israeli caller ID. The message essentially conveyed a choice between supporting Israel and ceasing to post about Palestine, with the promise of lucrative rewards, or facing severe consequences if she continued her advocacy for Palestine.

Despite these threats, Makhdoom remained undeterred, stating her commitment to sharing what she believed to be the truth.

Makhdoom is among several public figures who have been using their platforms to draw attention to what they perceive as Israeli aggression in Gaza and the West Bank, especially in the wake of escalating tensions following Hamas' attack on Southern Israel on October 7. She has been actively using her Instagram account to share pro-Palestine content and has been critical of the Israeli government's prolonged occupation of Palestinian territories. Furthermore, she has called out fellow celebrities for not taking a stand against what she views as intensifying atrocities in Gaza.

Reactions from Makhdoom's followers have varied, ranging from expressions of concern to appreciation for her continued support for Palestinians. There has also been backlash from individuals who support Israel, some of whom have raised allegations against Hamas. Makhdoom countered these allegations, pointing out that they were unverified and had been retracted by credible news outlets. She also characterized Hamas as a resistance group that emerged in response to the dire conditions in the besieged Gaza Strip.

It's worth noting that Makhdoom is not the only public figure to face such threats; previously, models Gigi and Bella Hadid also reported receiving threats for their criticism of Israel, which led to their family changing their mobile numbers.

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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