Viral video shows Marathi family selling Vada Pav in Karachi

09:22 PM | 24 May, 2024
Viral video shows Marathi family selling Vada Pav in Karachi
Source: Social media

An Instagram video featuring a Marathi family selling vada pav in Karachi has gone viral, showcasing a different side of Pakistan and garnering positive responses on social media, especially on Indian side of the border.

The video was shared by Instagram influencer Dheeraj Mandhan, who captioned it, “Pakistan is full of diverse cultures. Presenting you the Marathi family of Pakistan. The whole video is coming on YouTube channel."

Karachi is home to nearly 100 Marathi-speaking families, totaling around 500 people. The city's 160-year-old Narayan Jagannath High School, the first government school established in the Sindh region of Pakistan, stands as a testament to the country's cultural diversity and deep-rooted history.

The video sparked mixed reactions online. Some viewers expressed disbelief at seeing a Marathi family in Pakistan. Others criticized the video, pointing to the declining population of minority communities in the country.

One Instagram user commented, “So proud to see a Maratha family in Kurta Payjama... but while the video claims they are happy, it feels like they are forced to adapt in a place without freedom."

Another user wrote, “Being from U.P., I am happy to see my Maharashtrian brothers in Karachi."

“There are Tamil, Bihari, Kannad, and other regional people in Pakistan too," claimed another commenter.

“As a Karachiite, I feel so good after watching this ???? Karachi is culturally and religiously the most diverse city in Pakistan. Hindus, Christians, and Parsis have played a huge role in Karachi's history," wrote another user.

The influencer has yet to share full video of his interaction with the Marathi family selling vada pav in Karachi.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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