'Angelina Jolie's working with Pakistan's flood victims,' Sharmila reminds Pakistani celebs having fun in Canada

11:59 PM | 22 Sep, 2022
'Angelina Jolie's working with Pakistan's flood victims,' Sharmila reminds Pakistani celebs having fun in Canada
Source: Sharmila Faruqi (Instagram)

Pakistan People's Party's stalwart Sharmila Faruqui called out Lollywood personalities 'for their ignorance' towards the humanitarian crisis plaguing Pakistan.

Faruqui made an exception for only one philanthropic celebrity who did more than enough on their part. The PPP leader took to social media platforms to raise awareness among people and also to highlight the fact that the showbiz industry wasn't setting a good example.

With the exception of singer Hadiqa Kiani, Faruqui showed great disapproval of celebrities who are busy in HUM TV Awards and are not doing enough for flood relief.

Taking to Instagram, Faruqui lashed out at several celebrities who are in Canada for the award show and juxtaposed their photos with Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie helping the flood victims in Pakistan.

Faruqui wrote, “Here is Angelina Jolie visiting our worst flood affected district Dadu, spreading love and hope, appealing to the international community to come for our help.” She shared pictures of Jolie’s trip to Pakistan during which she met several people affected by the floods. Jolie is the special envoy for the UN refugee committee and the UNHCR and served for 11 years as a goodwill ambassador for the committee.

She added, "Though I truly believe in cultural activities, award shows, performances etc, promoting our talent & our artists and actors are second to none. But It would have been a great support if all of them had reached out to their fellow countrymen who have lost their homes, lives & livelihood to the devastating floods. There is a time for everything, to celebrate , to mourn… we have a humanitarian crisis in our country, this is the time to stand by them, with them, to hold, support and love them. Each one of us has a responsibility towards our nation and it’s people who have given us so much. It’s payback time."

Faruqi also took to Twitter to share her disapproval.

Affiliated with the Pakistan People's Party, Faruqui comes from a strong background and served as a member of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh from 2013 to 2018.

The writer is a staff member.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 21 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 21, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.75
Euro EUR 297  299.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5  354 
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80  75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.75 73.5
Australian Dollar AUD 181.2 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.91 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.11 40.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.62 916.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 28.83 29.13
Omani Riyal OMR 723.62 731.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.08 317.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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