Pakistani actor Azfar Rehman has withdrawn from the HUM TV award show to be held in Toronto in solidarity with the flood victims of Pakistan.
The Noor Pur Ki Rani actor has requested the organisers to donate the money allocated for his air travel and stay in Canada to the flood victims.
Rehman's gesture has been lauded by many of his peers and co-actors, including Ayesha Omar, Nadia Afgan, Sadaf Kanwal and Mehwish Hayat.
The Dugdugi star wrote, "Withdrawn by choice with respect to the coveted event."
Azfar posted on Instagram, “Sorry to disappoint my fans in Toronto Canada, I shall not be attending Hum Awards this year even though I’m nominated in the best actor in a negative role category."
Rehman added, "I stand in solidarity with my brothers and sisters drowning in the floods. I request the authority at the awards to kindly donate my ticket and stay money to the flood relief."
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The award show being hosted by HUM TV came under fire when American actress Angelina Jolie arrived in Pakistan to help the flood victims, but top Pakistani celebrities left for Canada to participate in the award show. The Lara Croft star visited the flood-hit areas, encouraging PPP leader Sharmila Faruqui to call out Pakistani personalities for attending the award show.
On the work front, Rehman is currently hosting Morning Star with Azfar Rehman and worked in drama serials including Dil Awaiz, Dil Zaar Zaar, Zakham, and Angna.
Pakistani rupee saw marginal improvement against US dollar as it appreciated in the open bank market.
On Thursday, the US dollar moved up and was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.
Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||361.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.63||36.98|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.
On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,600, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs187,420.
Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs200,380, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs191,275 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,950.
In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.
|Lahore||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Karachi||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Quetta||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Attock||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Multan||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|