Mumbai police take responsibility of Pakistani artists

03:12 PM | 24 Sep, 2016
Mumbai police take responsibility of Pakistani artists
MUMBAI - After the Uri attack, Pakistani celebrities in India faced backlash as the tensions between the two countries escalated.

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Friday gave a 48-hour deadline to all Pakistani artists to leave India or face consequences.

However, the police responded saying that the artists have nothing to worry about as long as they have valid documents, they will be provided with security, Geo news reported.

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"We will provide adequate protection as and when required," Joint Police Commissioner (Law and Order) Deven Bharti said following the MNS threat.

However, MNS Vice-President Shalini Thackeray remained unfazed by the police statement and instead went on to say, "This is not a veiled threat. This is a direct challenge to producers like Karan Johar who promote Pakistani artistes. We are writing to all production houses, asking them not to give work to Pakistani artistes."

The MNS activists said that they would go and stop the shooting of films or tele-serials casting Pakistani actors after the deadline.

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Vageesh Saraswat, another party Vice-President, said that similar warnings have been issued in the past and have been followed by action.

"Now, we have given them a specific deadline. Their countdown has begun. If they don't pack up and leave in 48 hours, we shall chase them away," Mr Saraswat declared.

Hamza Rao is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan. He can be reached at He tweets at @HamzaRaoxxx


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 18 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 18, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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