Pakistani celebrities clap back at PML-N senator for his remarks about Mahira Khan, Anwar Maqsood

Maheen Khawaja 11:53 PM | 22 Mar, 2023
Pakistani celebrities clap back at PML-N senator for his remarks about Mahira Khan, Anwar Maqsood
Source: Instagram

Netizens are expressing their anger and disappointment towards PML-N Senator Afnan Ullah Khan for his derogatory comments about renowned actor Mahira Khan and acclaimed playwright and satirist Anwar Maqsood.

Khan's offensive remarks were made after Mahira expressed her support for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan during an event in Karachi. Maqsood, who was moderating the event, engaged in a lighthearted conversation with Mahira about politics, during which she stated her alignment with the "Pathan" community. This seemingly irked Senator Khan, who took to Twitter to post baseless and insulting comments about them.

His tweet quickly gained traction on social media, and many Twitter users expressed their outrage towards him for his disrespectful and unfounded comments about two of Pakistan's most celebrated stars and intellectuals.

Many celebrities including actors Farhan Saeed, Mira Sethi, Iffat Omer, Shafaat Ali, Adnan Siddiqui and many others have spoken up to denounce the senator's derogatory remarks.

Farhan seemed furious and tweeted: “This is the mentality that doesn’t let #Pakistan grow, this is what they do when someone just gives an opinion or has a political preference. They get personal so people stop giving their opinion. Senator? Zuban jahilon wali.”

Actress and writer Mira Sethi also weighed in on the controversy, commenting that Senator Afnan Ullah Khan's tweet was a reflection of his own character, rather than anything else.

Acclaimed act.or Adnan Siddiqui also took to Twitter to condemn the "disgraceful behaviour" exhibited by a public figure

“Political criticism must not lead to character assassination,” wrote actor Iffat Omar.

Actor Mishi Khan also called out the PML-N leader for being “rude and crude”.

In an Instagram post, veteran actor Atiqa Odho expressed her admiration for "two of [her] favourite people," Anwar Maqsood and Mahira Khan, whom she described as "national treasures" with unparalleled talent and commitment to their craft. Odho went on to condemn the senator's derogatory comments and urged the PMLN party to take action against him, including expulsion and a public apology. She emphasized that such behaviour should not be tolerated in a true democracy and that citizens have the right to express their opinions without fear of retaliation. 

Maheen Khawaja
Maheen Khawaja

The writer is a staff member.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 8, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on June 08, 2023 (Thursday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 300 303
Euro EUR 319 322
UK Pound Sterling GBP 371 375
U.A.E Dirham AED 82.6 83.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 79 79.5
Australian Dollar AUD 202 204
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.46 767.46
Canadian Dollar CAD 227 230
China Yuan CNY 40.28 40.68
Danish Krone DKK 41.09 41.49
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.4 36.75
Indian Rupee INR 3.46 3.57
Japanese Yen JPY 1.98 2.06
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 928.09 937.09
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.16 175.16
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.88 26.18
Omani Riyal OMR 742.38 750.38
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.38 79.08
Singapore Dollar SGD 222.5 225
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.65
Swiss Franc CHF 313.87 316.35
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan | gold price in Pakistan – June 8, 2023

Gold Rate Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 226,500 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs194,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs178,006 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 207,623.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Gold Price in Pakistan: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 226,500 PKR 2125

Daily Pakistan diligently monitors and updates the current gold rates in Pakistan on a daily basis


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