The multi-talented artist Meesha Shafi, recently engaged in a cultural exchange in Toronto. Collaborating with Indian-Canadian singer Rupinder “Rup” Singh Magon on an episode of "Out in the Open," they embarked on a culinary adventure, preparing fish biryani while discussing the latest developments in Shafi's life.
During the cooking session, Rup ventured outdoors for an in-depth conversation with Shafi, delving into her transition from Lahore to Toronto. Shafi opened up about the multifaceted experience of immigration, emphasizing Toronto's unique status as a cultural melting pot, distinguishing it from other Western cities. She noted that while it may not be mainstream, Toronto holds a special place in her heart.
Although Shafi had established herself as a renowned figure in Pakistan, she candidly shared the challenges of rediscovering her identity in a new and foreign environment. She reflected on the process of re-contextualizing her identity and immersing herself in this fresh milieu. Despite the initial adjustments, she expressed no regrets and fondly recounted the immediate affection she developed for Toronto.
However, it appears that Shafi, like many other Pakistanis, remains deeply connected to her cultural roots. She humorously confessed to having a "foodie mentality" and admitted that she craves desi (traditional Pakistani) cuisine if she goes without it for more than a few days.
She also teased her fans with the imminent release of her first album. When probed about the album's title, she disclosed that it would be named "Mein," signifying "I" in English. She emphasized the significance of this title, hinting at a deeper exploration of the self through her music, aligning with her earlier reflections on personal rediscovery in her new Canadian home.
On the work front, Shafi's recent songs include Saranjaam, Aya Lariye, and Muaziz Saarif.
Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.
On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.
|Lahore||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Karachi||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Quetta||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Attock||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Multan||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|