Pakistan’s trans-themed movie Joyland out of Oscar 2023 race

Web Desk 01:52 PM | 25 Jan, 2023
Pakistan’s trans-themed movie Joyland out of Oscar 2023 race
Source: saim.sadiq/Instagram

KARACHI – Pakistani movie 'Joyland' has bagged several accolades however it missed qualifying for the Oscar nominations this year.

The project reached new heights despite facing a hard sanctions in the home country but to global artists and the public, it was no less than a banger from the start.

Several Pakistanis including Malala joined the project and the movie set high expectations however it failed to bag the International Feature Film category for the 95th Academy Awards.

The glory of the trans-themed movie was just relentless with many eyes looking to see the film be the first Pakistani project to get Oscars as it also woo several Hollywood stars including Priyanka Chopra.

Written and directed by Saim Sadiq, Joyland is the first Pakistani film to make it to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences shortlist for the Oscars. Last month, it was included in the list of 15 movies that advanced to the nominations stage ahead of the award ceremony in March.

The movie bagged Cannes “Queer Palm” prize for best feminist-themed movie and further win Jury Prize in the “Un Certain Regard” competition. Saim Sadiq’s debut also makes it to the ongoing Sundance Film Festival 2023 in the US.

Top celebrities and activists including Noble Aureate Malala and British actor Riz Ahmed, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, and others commended the project.

The movie initially faced several difficulties in the home country. After being cleared by the censor board, it was banned in Punjab for containing highly objectionable material that opposes religious and social values in Pakistan.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 9, 2023 (Thursday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 271.9 274.85
Euro EUR 294.7 297.7
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331 334.2
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.3 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.2 73.9
Australian Dollar AUD 191.3 193.7
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.35 740.35
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207.2
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.43
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2 2.16
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.63 175.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.42
Omani Riyal OMR 715.53 723.57
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 298.06 300.56
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs193,700 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs166,070.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Karachi PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Islamabad PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Peshawar PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Quetta PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Sialkot PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Attock PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Gujranwala PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Jehlum PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Multan PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Bahawalpur PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Gujrat PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Nawabshah PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Chakwal PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Hyderabad PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Nowshehra PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Sargodha PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Faisalabad PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Mirpur PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350


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