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Meesha Shafi demands to be removed from LSA nominees list

03:47 PM | 23 Apr, 2019
Meesha Shafi demands to be removed from LSA nominees list
LAHORE-In the light of recent sexual harassment allegations, multiple celebrities called out Lux Style Awards for nominating an accused sexual harasser this year.

Emerging model Eman Suleman was the first to boycott the award ceremony, refusing to share the stage with an artist accused of sexual harassment in this year's Lux Style Awards nominations.

Now, singer Meesha Shafi has asked the Lux Style Awards to remove her song 'Mein' from its list of Best Song nominations, a day after clothing brand Generation and makeup artist Saima Bargfrede announced their decision to withdraw from the award show as well.

In a tweet on Tuesday, Meesha starts off with saying, "I want to thank Eman Suleman. What she, Generation and Saima Bargfrede have said and done is what I consider my award."

https://twitter.com/itsmeeshashafi/status/1120608427586330624

She continues, "In a perfect world, I would love to see women retain their space in the industry while being safe, so that the cost of speaking up is minimized, or even done away with altogether. A cost which is all too high at present. Our boycotts should not overshadow our achievements. With brave women like these, I feel optimistic about getting there one day."

About her track nominated for Best Song, she elaborates, "'Mein' is a song about finding our true self. Being aligned with a higher purpose. Being our own hero and being enough. I wrote it at a particularly difficult time in my life. When I needed to be all those things."

She concluded her note by saying, "'Mein' stands nominated for the best song at the Lux Style Awards 2019. The irony is not lost on me given the current circumstances and I would kindly request that my name and work be removed from the list of nominees."

In April last year, Shafi accused fellow singer Ali Zafar of sexual harassment in the country's first ever high-profile #MeToo case. The case is currently in the courts. Ali Zafar has been nominated for Best Actor in this year's Lux Style Awards.

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
 
76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
 
1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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