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Lahore Literary Festival 2017 reduced to a single day event

08:23 PM | 24 Feb, 2017
Lahore Literary Festival 2017 reduced to a single day event
After a great deal of confusion, the fifth edition of the Lahore Literary Festival has been revised to a single day event. It will now be hosted on February 25 at Faletti's Hotel, Egerton Road.

LLF was originally supposed to be a three-day event that was due to be held at AlHamra Arts Council. The schedule was reduced to two days due to security clearance issues, following which a schedule was put up on Thursday evening. Various newspapers began reporting a change in the venue from AlHamra to Avari Hotel, creating confusion among the public, which was further exacerbated due to the lack of response or official notification from the organizers of the LLF on their social media channels.

Finally, a notice on the LLF website has clarified that the venue has been finalized as Faletti's Hotel and that it will only be a single day long. The revised schedule is as follows:

LLF2017 Program by Fasih Ahmed on Scribd

According to a statement by Razi Ahmed, founder and CEO of LLF, posted on the website: “The revised, robust program celebrates the written word, the arts, and activism from Pakistan and abroad. We are certain Lahore’s audiences will be thrilled with our latest edition.”

The revised lineup includes two talks by Monty Python alumnus Michael Palin, as well as sessions by Najam Sethi, former Pakistani actress Shabnam Ghosh, director Sarmad Khoosat, Dr. Adeeb Rizvi, Mohsin Hamid, Kamila Shamsie, Ayesha Jalal, historian William Dalrymple and Tehmina Durrani.

The Lahore Literary Festival is the city’s premier free-to-public cultural event. Founded in 2012, the LLF aims to bring together, discuss, and celebrate the diverse and pluralistic literary traditions of Lahore—a city of the arts, activism, and big ideas. Considered the top literary and cultural event in Pakistan, the LLF traditionally features discussions on a variety of subjects including fiction and nonfiction writing, music, painting, filmmaking, architecture and politics, attracting top local as well as international names. Previous editions have featured Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah and wife Ratna Pathak Shah, Aitzaz Ahsan, C.M. Naim, Madhur Jaffrey, Joe Sacco, Hina Rabbani Khar, Asma Jahangir, cricket writers Peter Oborne and Osman Samiuddin and Indian columnist and novelist Shobha De.

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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
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
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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