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Pakistani celebs offer condolences to Dawood Family after Titanic sub tragedy

05:20 PM | 24 Jun, 2023
Pakistani celebs offer condolences to Dawood Family after Titanic sub tragedy
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In a tragic and heart-wrenching turn of events, the world is left in mourning as two members of the esteemed Dawood Family met an untimely fate during their ill-fated expedition aboard the now-infamous Titan submersible. Shahzada Dawood, a British businessman hailing from one of Pakistan's most affluent families, and his beloved son, Suleman, were among the five passengers tragically confirmed dead by the US Coast Guard.

This devastating incident has sent shockwaves across the world, creating an irreplaceable void that resonates with grief. Not only has it deeply impacted the Dawood Family and their loved ones, but it has also touched the lives of people on a global scale. The news has reached the hearts of Pakistani celebrities, prompting them to express their condolences. Notable figures like Saba Qamar, Mawra Hocane, Ahmed Ali Butt, PR maven Frieha Altaf, and Yasir Hussain have all voiced their sentiments regarding this profound loss.

Saba, taking to her Instagram Stories, shares her empathy and states, "During this tragic time, my thoughts and prayers are with the Dawood family."

Mawra expressed her grief and questioned the growing insensitivity among humans. She laments the heart-wrenching content she witnesses online and calls for compassion. She extends her deepest condolences to all those affected by both catastrophic incidents, while also acknowledging another tragedy where numerous Pakistanis lost their lives in a boat wreck off the coast of Greece.

Frieha paid tribute to the Dawood family, recognizing their exceptional contributions to education and entrepreneurship in Pakistan. She encourages others to visit the science museum in Karachi, which stands as a testament to their endeavours. Ahmed, too, shares an excerpt of the news on his Instagram Story, penning a brief message of sympathy and blessings for the departed souls.

In contrast to the others, Hussain offered a cautionary message to his wife, Iqra Aziz, in response to the tragedy. Through an Instagram Story, he urges her to refrain from pushing him into adventurous activities like skydiving and bungee jumping, seemingly taking the incident as a lesson and a reminder of the importance of safety.

The impact of the Titan submersible tragedy has been profound, leaving the world in a state of shock and sorrow. The devastating consequences of ill-fated decisions leading to this horrifying fate have become apparent, urging us to reflect upon the departed and offer prayers for their souls.

Shahzada Dawood was not only a successful entrepreneur but also a man driven by curiosity and a profound passion for exploring the marvels of the natural world.

Shahzada's unwavering dedication to scientific inquiry led him to collaborate with the SETI Institute, a renowned organization devoted to unravelling the mysteries of extraterrestrial life. Additionally, his philanthropic efforts through the Dawood Foundation and his involvement with charities established by King Charles III exemplify his commitment to creating positive change on a global scale.

Residing in Surbiton, southwest London, Shahzada was a devoted husband to Christine and a loving father to Alina, his surviving child. Together, they embarked on a family trip to Canada before Shahzada and Suleman ventured on their dive with the Titan submersible. The news of their untimely demise has shattered their loved ones and communities, leaving them grappling with profound grief and loss.

Suleman, an aspiring student at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, possessed immense potential and an insatiable thirst for knowledge.

The writer is a staff member.


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
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 1.94
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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