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Yasir Hussain sparks controversy for insensitive comment about Titanic sub tragedy

07:09 PM | 24 Jun, 2023
Yasir Hussain sparks controversy for insensitive comment about Titanic sub tragedy
Source: Yasir Hussain (Instagram)

Yasir Hussain is a multi-talented Pakistani host, actor and director who gained fame with his debut film Karachi Say Lahore and his notable project Lahore Say Aagay.

Having earned accolades on both domestic and international platforms, the Aik Thi Laila star has firmly established himself as a formidable presence in the entertainment industry. Garnering a massive following that transcends borders, his career has experienced remarkable growth, with his exceptional talent being adored and appreciated by millions.

However, Yasir's presence on social media has been marked by controversy in the past. He has engaged in several heated exchanges and made contentious comments, resulting in being called out numerous times. As a result, he has since adopted a more subdued approach on Instagram, choosing to keep a low profile.

Unfortunately, Yasir's recent comments regarding the victims of the Titan submersible tragedy have received strong backlash. The Titan submersible was a vessel that took five individuals to explore the wreckage of the Titanic at the ocean's depths. Tragically, the submersible experienced a catastrophic event, resulting in the loss of all five lives, including Pakistani businessman Shehzada Dawood and his 19-year-old son Suleman Dawood, thereby inflicting a great tragedy upon their family.

Yasir took to Instagram to share his perspective on the situation, expressing a "request" to his wife, Iqra Aziz, asking her not to encourage him to participate in adventurous activities like bungee jumping, citing the fate of the victims of the Titan submersible incident.

However, he faced backlash from fans who deemed his comment to be insensitive and devoid of empathy.

On the work front, Hussain will next be seen in Half Fry, Band Toh Ab Bajay Ga, and Peace of Heart.  

The writer is a staff member.


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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