Shaan Shahid thanks President Alvi for honouring his father with Sitara-e-Imtiaz

Maheen Khawaja 11:04 PM | 23 Mar, 2023
Shaan Shahid thanks President Alvi for honouring his father with Sitara-e-Imtiaz
Source: Instagram

Shaan Shahid is a Pakistani actor, writer, director and producer who has worked in numerous Pakistani films and television dramas. He is considered to be one of the most talented and successful actors in Pakistan's entertainment industry.

On Thursday, he took to Twitter to express his gratitude to Pakistan after his father was posthumously awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz. The Sitara-e-Imtiaz is one of the highest civil awards bestowed by the Government of Pakistan on individuals who have made significant contribution to their respective fields.

In his message, he thanked Pakistan for honouring his father with the prestigious award and stated that it was a proud moment for him as both her parents now hold the Sitara-e-Imtiaz. He added that his father's contribution to the Pakistani cinema will always be remembered, and the award is a fitting recognition of his immense talent and dedication to the industry. 

"Thank you Pakistan  for honouring my father Riaz shahid with Sitara e Imtiaz .. it is a proud moment for me as both my parents are now holders of sitar e imtiaz ."

Riaz, a pioneering figure in Pakistani cinema, had a profound impact on both the film industry and society at large. Throughout his career, which began in the mid-twentieth century, Riaz focused on issues related to social justice and inequality.

Born in 1927 and educated at Islamia College in Lahore, Riaz embarked on his writing career by contributing to publications such as Chattan and Lail o Nihar, both of which were associated with renowned poet and intellectual Faiz Ahmad Faiz. Riaz's early work already demonstrated a concern for issues of social justice and equality, themes that would remain central to his films.

Collaborating with the celebrated poet Habib Jalib, Riaz produced a series of films that addressed inequality as their central theme. These included Clerk, Susral, and Khamosh Raho, which shed light on society's attitudes towards poverty, physical disability and other misfortunes.

In addition to addressing social injustices within Pakistan, Riaz tackled geopolitical issues. In Shaheed Zerqa, he commented on the plight of Arab Muslims in Palestine, while Yeh Aman highlighted the crimes committed against the people of Kashmir.

Riaz's legacy extends beyond his own films. His work inspired activists and artists, including his son, veteran actor Shaan Shahid, who has followed in his father's footsteps by championing social causes through his art. Riaz's contributions to Pakistani cinema and his commitment to social justice make him a towering figure in the country's cultural history.

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 9, 2023

Gold Rate Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 227,250 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs194,830.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs178,593 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 208,311.

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 227,250 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 227,250 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 227,250 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 227,250 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 227,250 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 227,250 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 227,250 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 227,250 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 227,250 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 227,250 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 227,250 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 227,250 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 227,250 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 227,250 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 227,250 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 227,250 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 227,250 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 227,250 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 227,250 PKR 2125

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


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