Mehwish Hayat calls for end of 'vicious cycle of violence' in Gaza at award ceremony

06:51 PM | 23 Oct, 2023
Mehwish Hayat calls for end of 'vicious cycle of violence' in Gaza at award ceremony
Source: Instagram

Amidst an evening characterized by opulence and grandeur, the celebrated Pakistani luminary, Mehwish Hayat, attained yet another accolade by securing the Best Actress award for her exceptional portrayal in the film "London Nahi Jaunga" at the recently concluded International Pakistan Prestige Awards (IPPA). This gala event, distinguished by its constellation of luminaries and captivating performances, presented a well-deserved moment in the limelight for this gifted actress.

Mehwish, renowned not only for her acting prowess but also for her commitment to significant societal causes, delivered a resounding and heartfelt acceptance speech that struck a chord with both her admirers and the assembled audience. Disseminating a video of her acceptance and address on her Instagram platform, she conveyed her gratitude and articulated her thoughts on an issue close to her heart.

In her recorded message, she chose to draw attention to the ongoing humanitarian crises in Gaza. She stated, "It is difficult to revel in joy when confronted with the disheartening events unfolding in Gaza." Quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., she emphasized that "Staying silent is as dangerous as speaking up." She acknowledged the risks inherent in addressing such contentious issues within her own country. Speaking poignantly about the anguish of mothers losing their children, she asserted, "No child's life is expendable, and no child's life should be collateral damage." Her plea called for an "immediate ceasefire" and an end to the "pernicious cycle of violence."

Concurrently with sharing the video, the London Nai Jaunga diva penned, "Last night in Manchester, where I received the Best Actress award for my role in 'London Nahi Jaunga.'" Her social media message transcended mere self-congratulation for professional achievement; it resonated as a heartfelt call for a more compassionate and harmonious world.

Furthermore, her address then took an inspirational turn as she expounded on her vision for a more harmonious world. She voiced her belief, asserting, "I genuinely believe that if we open our hearts and recognize the humanity in one another, peace can genuinely become attainable." Her words resonated with the audience, serving as a reminder that peace can be realized through understanding, empathy, and the acknowledgement of our shared human bond.

Mehwish's message contained a compelling call to action: "I pray for compassion to triumph over hatred and for courage to conquer fear. Let our voices construct a just world that recognizes solely love, peace, and humanity." In a world often marred by discord and division, her words stand as a potent reminder that individuals, particularly those endowed with a public platform, wield the power to become agents of constructive change and harmony. 

On the professional front, Hayat was recently seen in Teri Meri Kahaniyaan and Enaaya.


Pakistani rupee registers marginal gain against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check forex rates

Pakistani rupee continued its momentum against the US dollar, and orther currencies in the open market on Thursday, as the local currency also improved in the inter-bank market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Thursday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.

Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 7 December 2023

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.2 286.15
Euro EUR 308 311
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.4 78.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 757.23 765.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.89 40.29
Danish Krone DKK 41.19 41.59
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.41 36.76
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 921.71 930.71
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.02 61.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.54 176.54
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.05 26.35
Omani Riyal OMR 739.62 747.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.22 78.92
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.12 27.42
Swiss Franc CHF 324.94 327.44
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

Gold prices in Pakistan move down despite positive global cues; Check latest rates here

Gold price in Pakistan remained under pressure as the yellow metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 7 December 2023

On Thursday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,100 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,130. 

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,000, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs189,960 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,825.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Thursday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

Today Gold Price in Pakistan (4 September 2023)

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Karachi PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Islamabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Peshawar PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Quetta PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sialkot PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Attock PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujranwala PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Jehlum PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Multan PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Bahawalpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujrat PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nawabshah PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Chakwal PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Hyderabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nowshehra PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sargodha PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Faisalabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Mirpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565


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