Meer Punjabi Mela 2020 begins in Lahore tomorrow

09:33 PM | 25 Dec, 2020
Meer Punjabi Mela 2020 begins in Lahore tomorrow

LAHORE – Meer Punjabi Mela returns to Lahore to present a weekend of folk-music performances, Punjabi cultural shows, and installations from local as well as international artists. 

The MPM (Meer Punjabi Mela) 2020 will take place 26-27th December 2020, once again at the Open Air Theater, Baagh e Jinnah, Lahore.

Folk-Music and Punjabi Cultural Pioneer, the Meer Punjabi Mela 2020 is set to return after a highly successful presentation last year. This Lahore-based festival will showcase a diverse range of musical and cultural acts across several genres – linked by the common theme that all involve Punjabi Cultural Touch. This year’s very special guests are considered to be the inventors or pioneers of respective music or cultural genres.

Other highlights include Ali Arshad Meer Awards, Kul Punjab Mushaira: that is, all Punjab poetry recitation session, Gaon; singing, and Natak Mandali; that is theatrical performance. The festival will also welcome other highly prestigious scholars to present researches and thoughts on Punjabi literature, culture, and literary services of Professor Ali Arshad Meer. 

This year’s festival will witness presence of some big guns like Riaz Danashwar, Ammar Shah Kazmi, Afzal Ajiz, Asim Aslam, Iffat Ashiq, Ejaz, Karamat Mughal, Zubair Ahmed, Dr. Parveen Malik, Professor LalaRukh Bukhari, Farooq Nadeem, Iqbal Qaisar, Amir Riaz Toto, Professor Saeed Bhutta, Ajmal Jami, Mushtaq Qamar, and Ilyas Ghumman. Also, this year’s musical line-up has been curated by some of the well-known performers.

“We’re very pleased to once again bring the Meer Punjabi Mela 2020 to Lahore after such a successful 12-years perpetual presentation.” said festival organiser, Junaid Meer. “We are thrilled with this year’s line-up and especially excited to be presenting a rare performance from local as well as international artists simultaneously on one stage.”

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

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.

Euro currently 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 - 26 Feb 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 2.1 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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