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.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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