Pakistani singer Mai Dhai makes her way to Times Square billboard

08:25 PM | 24 Jun, 2024
Pakistani singer Mai Dhai makes her way to Times Square billboard
Source: Spotify Pakistan

Pakistani classical singer Mai Dhai was recently showcased on the iconic Times Square billboard in New York City, becoming the latest celebrity from Pakistan to be featured at this prestigious location.

Times Square, located in the heart of New York City, is famous for its digital billboards and advertisements that display images of celebrities and a variety of prominent brands. It is recognized as one of the most visited places in the world.

Dhai is a septuagenarian singer from Pakistan’s southern Tharparkar district, known for its desert landscape and cultural diversity. She belongs to the Manganhar Muslim community, a well-known group of singers residing in Tharparkar, Pakistan, and Rajasthan, India, connected by the shared border between the two countries.

“A voice like that of the cuckoo reaches Times Square directly,” Spotify Pakistan posted on Instagram on Saturday, sharing a picture of Dhai on a vertical billboard in Times Square. “Listen to Mai Dhai on the #EQUALPAKISTAN playlist.”

The Equal Pakistan initiative by Spotify aims to promote both established and aspiring female artists, recognizing their talent and contributions to the music industry in the country.

Dhai received critical acclaim after performing at various popular Pakistani musical festivals. She gained nationwide fame in 2016 after debuting in Coke Studio’s season 8 with her songs “Aankhaṛli Phaṛookai” and “Kadi Ao Ni,” collaborating with artists Karam Abbas Khan and Atif Aslam.

In October 2023, Pakistani musician-singer Talal Qureshi was also featured on a Spotify billboard in Times Square when the music platform promoted his 2023 album “Turbo.”

Qureshi is celebrated for his seamless fusion of traditional Pakistani music with modern electronic sounds, known for popular hits such as “Peechay Hut,” “Hico,” “Faltu Pyar,” and “Paisa.”

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US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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