Ali Zafar uses Best Singer win to call for end to genocide in Palestine

07:46 PM | 23 Nov, 2023
Ali Zafar uses Best Singer win to call for end to genocide in Palestine
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In a powerful moment of solidarity, Pakistan's iconic singer, Ali Zafar, lent his voice not just to the notes of his music but also to the silent cries of innocent Palestinian victims during the star-studded Distinctive International Arab Festival Awards 'DIAFA' in the United Arab Emirates.

Amongst international showbiz luminaries and Arab artists, Zafar stood out as a beacon of advocacy for justice. Alongside Bollywood actresses Jacqueline Fernandez and Nargis Fakhri, the ceremony became a platform not only for recognizing artistic excellence but also for resonating with a global call for empathy.

Amidst the glitz and glamour of the event, Zafar was bestowed with the Best Pakistani Singer Award 2023 at 'DIAFA,' a moment that captured hearts globally. In a viral video, as he graciously accepted his accolade, Ali took a courageous step onto the stage to shed light on the ongoing Israeli aggression in Gaza.

In a heartfelt plea, he implored artists worldwide to raise their voices against the atrocities in Palestine, emphasizing the role of art and compassion in fostering change.

This noble initiative garnered widespread appreciation on social media, with users acknowledging Ali Zafar for not just winning an award but for using his platform to advocate for the silenced and oppressed.

Previously, Lollywood actress, Mehwish Hayat also raised her voice for Gaza at the 5th IPPA Awards.

The writer is a staff member.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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