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VIDEO: North Nazimabad AC Hazim Bangwar tells if he was 'deported' from US (DP Exclusive)

12:42 AM | 25 Feb, 2023
VIDEO: North Nazimabad AC Hazim Bangwar tells if he was 'deported' from US (DP Exclusive)

The uber cool assistant commissioner of Karachi's North Nazimabad became the centre of attention after his appointment. With thousands of people curious to know more about the singer-turned-officer, Daily Pakistan interviewed Hazim Bangwar at his office in Karachi. 

"You've spent most of your life abroad in New York and London. Why did you come back to Pakistan?"

"Were you deported?" the reporter asked jokingly to which even Bangwar let out a giggle. 

"Nobody forced me; I came back on my own," he clarified.

"In 2018, you passed the competitive exam and secured the position of assistant commissioner revenue. Then you became AC of North Nazimabad. The internet is obsessed with you," the reporter stated. "When did you leave Pakistan?" he asked. 

"I was six days old when we moved to New York," Bangwar said.

In response to a question about the background of his parents, Bangwar revealed that his father is Pakistani and his mother is Iraqi. 

Intrigued, the host asked Bangwar if he could speak Arabic, and if he could say, "I didn't want to come to Pakistan; I was forced to," and "I love this country and I'd always stay here".

The Haram singer eloquently spoke the lines in Arabic and left everyone amused.

"You've spent much of your life abroad. Why did you come back?" the reporter asked.

"I got a cultural shock over there. Whenever I visited Pakistan, there would be an absolute havoc that broke my heart so I decided to come back and serve my country," Bangwar responded.

The host lauded Bangwar's engagement with civilians in his office.

"You can't serve those you scare away," Bangwar opined. "Infrastructure, encroachments and sanitation are the main problems that need immediate attention," Bangwar noted.

"You're popular among older citizens who come and hug you. How do you feel since you've even posted about them on your social media pages?"

"They come to praise me for my work or when I'm out on an operation."

"Are you a doctor?" asked the reporter.

"An encroachment doctor, yes," Bangwar replied playfully.

"Your staff eats before you. Is that a publicity stunt?"

"No, not at all. You have to cater and include everyone. There's no discrimination in my books. As a boss, as a leader, you have to take everyone along," Bangwar explained.

Bangwar also revealed that he has eight tattoos on his body.

"I've written songs for many artists, including Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, Ariana Grande," Bangwar told Daily Pakistan.

"I can't act at all," Bangwar said plainly.

"I can sing anytime I want to but if I could change one life or one household, I believe my work here is done," the AC opined.

Bangwar revealed that Theirry Mugler was his favourite fashion brand and that he would become a fish if he'd wake up as someone else. "I love swimming," he said.

Bangwar also revealed that he fell in love once but dodged the question when asked if it was successful.

The writer is a staff member.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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