Mahira hits back at trolls, tells them to ‘sit down’ and pray for Palestine

08:37 PM | 21 Oct, 2023
Mahira hits back at trolls, tells them to ‘sit down’ and pray for Palestine
Source: Mahira Khan (Instagram)

Renowned actress Mahira Khan recently found herself at the centre of a controversy when a segment of Twitter users accused her of delivering a "diplomatic" statement regarding Israel's offensive against Gaza. Despite her continuous tweets in support of Palestine, Mahira remained graceful in her response, clarifying her position on the matter.

In a tweet last Friday, Mahira extended her support to those suffering, expressing deep concern for those who have lost loved ones and homes, enduring constant pain. She also displayed empathy for those who may be misinformed about the suffering "around them."

However, many perceived her statement as overly diplomatic and demanded that she explicitly mention Palestine and Israel. Users asked, "Praying for who?" and criticized her for not directly naming the involved parties. A troll even implied that her "silence" was influenced by potential Hollywood contracts, to which she responded assertively, "Uhhh, I call it loud and clear. Sit down. Use your time to pray for Palestine," reaffirming her commitment to raising her voice for Gaza.

Furthermore, Mahira retweeted a statement by Fatima Bhutto, echoing her sentiments about the tragic situation in Gaza. Fatima Bhutto shared a heart-wrenching video of a baby girl covered in blood, struggling to breathe after being rescued from the rubble of a bombed house. This incident underscores Mahira's steadfast dedication to humanitarian causes and her courage in the face of unfounded accusations. She utilized her platform to shed light on the suffering of the Palestinian people and called for unity, compassion, and international support.

The writer is a staff member.


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
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 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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