Momin Saqib disgruntled over Indian officer forbidding fans from chanting “Pakistan Zindabad”

11:43 PM | 20 Oct, 2023
Momin Saqib

Pakistani actor, host, and social media influencer, Momin Saqib, expressed his distress over an Indian police officer forbidding a Pakistani fan to chant, “Pakistan Zindabad” during the highly anticipated Pakistan Vs. Australia cricket match.

Ever since the World Cup 2023 began, hosted by India, Pakistani locals and stars have been facing difficulty over obtaining visa to the country across border to watch the match and cheer for their national team. While their dream couldn't come true, Pakistani cricket fanatics have taken to social media to support the green shirts.

Since fans can only show support virtually, many of them, including Saqib have been sharing posts related to cricket on their social media handles. This particular incident embedded in bias and prejudice also reached Saqib who then commented that such behaviour isn't very sportsmanship — especially for a country hosting the event.

“It's shocking and upsetting to see that people are being stopped from cheering "Pakistan Zindabad" at the game,” Saqib shared on platform X, formerly known as Twitter.

“This totally goes against what the sport is about!” the star complained.

In another X post, Saqib shared, “This officer does not represent all Indians. However, whatever his justification was to stop this fan, it’s still not right. This is not in the book! Security is meant to enable fans to enjoy the games.”

“This is just a moment for us to realise that cricket is a medium to bring people together, and every fan has the right to support their team in an international tournament,” the public figure emphasized.

Tagging ICC and BCCI, Saqid added that the authorities “must look into this, so everybody can enjoy World Cup games and it’s safe space for everyone.”

The match in discussion between the green shirts and Aussies resulted in the win of the latter.

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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